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

manu1991

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^ there is very little incentive for ISPs to do that, a majority of users don't even know the difference between a router and a modem or between bits and bytes. So ISPs just pick the cheapest option. The second best option is for them to offer like a 50-75 Rs a month off if you don't want their routers so that advanced users can just use their own ones
 
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A little off topic, does people on 1gbps plans of act jio airtel etc, are getting 1gbps itself to the international servers all the time?
 

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For example in Denmark 10Gbit unlimited is available for residential users for ~2500 INR/month.

This seems to applicable for some limited areas / cities. For example, I searched for connectivity options for some areas in Stockholm. Max rates were 1 gbps (for INR ~3k per month). This is not much different from India.

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A little off topic, does people on 1gbps plans of act jio airtel etc, are getting 1gbps itself to the international servers all the time?
No. Most servers can't handle 1 gbps for a single client. For example aws limits most servers to 5 gps for internet (sustained usage). With 1gbps; just 5 clients will be enough to overwhelm a server.

To validate, create an AWS / Azure VM with 10 gbps connection and try various downloads.

 
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The adoption will not improve much until and unless the cellular rates are hiked which is very much required considering the pathetic state of data networks in India.
Absolutely. Cheap mobile data has killed landline broadband in India. Mobile data plans need to be capped at 2 to 3 Gb per month for Rs300 and then 500 for maybe 10Gb and so on. Only then people would start seeing the benefit of a home broadband plan for 400 to 500 giving them 3.3 Tb.
 


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Why can't telecom companies provide 4 postpaid sim with unlimited calls, sms and 50 Gb bundled data with 100 Mbps fiber connection at around 1000 to 2000 INR, Airtel is doing it but it's plans are costly and not available every where because of less coverage of fiber, I don't know why jio isn't doing it, they have better fiber coverage than Airtel.
 

manu1991

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^ Doesn't Airtel have a family postpaid SIM plan for 999 and 200 Mbps fiber for 999 - isn't that effectively the same thing?
 
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Absolutely. Cheap mobile data has killed landline broadband in India. Mobile data plans need to be capped at 2 to 3 Gb per month for Rs300 and then 500 for maybe 10Gb and so on. Only then people would start seeing the benefit of a home broadband plan for 400 to 500 giving them 3.3 Tb.
hard to go back to that situation, as people are now more addicted towards mobile phones and internet