ACT Fibernet announces 1Gbps wired broadband service at ₹ 5,999 in Hyderabad

India’s 3rd largest ISP, ACT Fibernet has launched its 1Gbps  wired broadband service in India. This service will be available in Hyderabad, with a FUP of 1 TB at ₹ 5,999 per month. ACT Fibernet is currently present in Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Eluru, Guntur, Hyderabad, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam. This service will be available in these cities soon. This move comes ahead of Reliance Jio‘s GigaFiber FTTH network, called Reliance Jio GigaFiber. Reliance…

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Union Budget 2017 and its impact on Tech

The Union Budget for 2017 was announced by the Honorable Finance Minster Shri Arun Jaitley on February 1 and it covers a lot of interesting announcements related to the IT sector. Now, we take a look at some major announcements made for the IT sector. The Finance Minister has announced that Railway tickets booked via IRCTC won’t attract  any kind of service charges. A new Metro Rail Policy will be announced with focus on innovative…

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BSNL partners with Tata Communications to provide its customers access to 44 million Wi-Fi hotspots globally

State run telecom service provider BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) has partnered with Tata Communications to provide its customers access to 44 million Global Wi-Fi hotspots globally starting at ₹ 999. With this move, BSNL becomes the first mobile service provider in India to provide WiFi services Internationally. Tata Communications has a global network of sub-marine cable and provides connectivity to telecom service providers across more than 240 countries. This service will be known as…

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CES 2017 : Intel Announces World’s First 5G Modem

Intel announces the World’s First 5G (codenamed Goldridge) Modem to deliver high speed Internet access at ultra low frequencies. It supports both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands with a baseband chip that supports both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands. Let us have a look at the key features of Intel’s 5G Modem : World’s first single chip to support 5G operation in both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands. Achieves key 5G requirements, including expected speeds exceeding…

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TRAI to Seek Specific Replies from Respondants on Differential Pricing for Data Services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended the deadline for submission of comments and counter comments till January 7, 2016 and January 14, 2016, respectively. TRAI has released a consultation paper on ‘Differential Pricing for Data Services’ on December 9, 2015. The Consultation paper had sought comments along with their justification from Internet users on the following questions : Question 1: Should the TSPs be allowed to have differential pricing for data usage for accessing…

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2015 : At a glance – From Latest Gadgets to Net Neutrality

The year has been quite eventful as lot of changes are taking place in the world of technology. In this article, we will be covering some of the major tech events along with the ongoing issue i.e, Net Neutrality. January  Intel Compute Stick launched It is a 10.3 cm long USB device that can transform a TV into a computer. The device packs a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 32GB eMMC storage and a microSD…

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BSNL to increase its Minimum Broadband Speed to 2mbps pre FUP plan, starting October 1

State – run Telecom Service provider BSNL will be increasing its minimum broadband speed to 2mbps from October 1, 2015. It will be rolled out throughout the country and is applicable for all BSNL broadband subscribers. Under this offer, if any user is on 512kbps or 1mbps plan, his/her speed will be upgraded to 2mbps. However, the 2mbps bandwidth will be accessible on the pre – FUP (Fair Usage Policy) data consumption. Once, the customer hits…

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Tech and Telcos extend a helping hand to Nepal

A powerful earthquake with its epicentre in Nepal struck the country and its neighbouring countries on Saturday resulting in thousands of dead and extensive damage property. The State Governments and the Government of India is trying their level best to bring the Indians from the affected areas and have lend a helping hand to them in rescue operations and providing reliefs to the affected. Along with them, we have seen various tech and telcos have joined…

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COAI Reaffirms Support for Net Neutrality

COAI Reaffirms Support for Net Neutrality

The COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India) today reaffirmed its support to Net Neutrality and made a strong pitch for ‘Net Equality’ that will enable access to Internet for a Billion Indians as part of the Government’s Digital India vision. The Association urged all stakeholders to have a comprehensive and informed debate on the subject of Net Neutrality keeping in mind the requirements of India and its citizens.   Clearing misconceptions that have arisen from the recent…

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Flipkart Pulls out of Airtel Zero partnership, supports Net Neutrality

Flipkart India has walked away from Airtel Zero partnership. Earlier, the e-commerce giant had clarified that this move was not against net neutrality. It seems that the backlash from users have compelled the company to change their decision. Here’s Flipkart’s statement on this issue : We at Flipkart have always strongly believed in the concept of net neutrality, for we exist because of the Internet. Over the past few days, there has been a great…

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