What do you think of present India's broadband scene?

manu1991

Ancient Philospher
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7,674
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London
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Hyperoptic
I guess so but not sure. I have only dealt with Hetzner unlimited Gigabit servers (yea its diff from residential connection as its in a datacenter) but you can upload/download as much as you want and they dont care. The whole server is like 30 Euros a month.

Meanwhile, in India servers that come with Gigabit usually have data caps and cost a ton.

It's about disposable incomes and average usage. My ISP provides 1 Gbps unlimited without any caps for the equivalent of 4400 INR a month. Compared to the average wage in the UK, that's not too much, so 80% of the people take this plan, even boomers who only watch Netflix on their TV. As a result the ISP doesn't care if 0.1% of the people use 20-30TB since there are lots of low usage people to balance.

In India, most of the people who will opt for 1 Gbps unlimited will be the ones who want to use 10-20 TB or more a month making it difficult to average the cost down.

Unless of course, the government invests in all the infrastructure which seems quite unlikely in India
 
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8,910
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Delhi
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⁣Weebo
Airtel & Vodafone
My LCO was initially charging me Rs. 700 per month for 100 mbps unlimited internet usage. Two months ago they asked me to pay only Rs. 500. I think they did it because my data usage is low compared to the rest of the users. They offer 50 mbps for Rs. 500 to others.
 
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Location
Kolkata
ISP
Alliance Broadband
Truly unlimited is not feasible simply because as soon as it is offered there will be a small number of people who will abuse it and choke the network for the rest of the users.
I don't think it will choke the network (its ffth:cool:)the main reason why true unlimited isn't being offered is due to the population density of our country. if someone offers true 1 gig connection a whole apartment can easily share it. So its a financial loss for the company.
 
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Location
Kerala
ISP
Asianet
I think rather than decreasing prices immediately, ftth should be expanded more thoroughly,to all businesses complexes., and allot cheaper business plans for them for eg if all the shopping places are covered with ftth, they can provide wifi services to the customers there, at some minimal cost.So it helps in 2 ways ,better connectivity and the cellular networks will not be congested, resulting in better experience for all .
 


Tejas01

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Mumbai
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Airtel XStream Fiber
We do have PM-Wani scheme for the very same purpose... To reduce congestion on mobile networks. The problem is conflict of interest. If people start using free/cheap wifi, then no one will use mobile data and no revenue for operators.
 
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India
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Airtel | Jio | V! | BSNL
Gigabit plans aren't feasible economically for an operator. To maintain a simple SLA of 80% of advertised speed, 80% of the time, an ONT port for gigabit customers cannot be stretched beyond 8-10 customers. Most operators wish to make back their investments in 3 years at the most. With they average cost of a an OLT port at around 90,000/port, and ignoring fiber cable cost, you're looking at at least 3000/month/subscriber as the breakeven point.

Secondly, transit prices are the highest in South America, followed by Oceania, followed by India. So operators (except tier A isps in India) have to rely on peering to a large extent. If you need top notch routing and transit speeds, you have to cough up close to 4000/month for the same. So in my opinion, Gigabit isn't a practical use case for consumer-level passive internet browsing and media consumption. If that internet connection supports a business with a monthly revenue of at least 10k, with internet as your largest fixed costs, then maybe yes.
 
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Karnataka
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▪️ BSNL Fiber(Direct)
▪️ (Jio Airtel) 4G
Well everyone's put their words about the service and plans . I wanted to say about Hardware. Cheap Chinese vendors for ONT should go . It is not a sentimental thing.It's just that they perform like trash. Lots of backdoors , firmware crash , etc
Cisco and other companies should be welcomed by ISP like BSNL and small local ISPs which can make them put a local plant
Also good routers like Ubiquiti , Mikrotik should be encouraged with a local manufacturing plant reducing the import cost.
I feel the router's software is not upto the mark for the price we are paying. Smart Queueing and other features should be provided