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

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Lucifer96

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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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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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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 12 - 15 months at the most. With they average cost of a an OLT port at around 75,000/port, including fiber cable cost, you're looking at at least 1500/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 3000/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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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
 
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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
 


Lucifer96

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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?
The 1Gbps is not actually 1 Gbps . It is 940 ish Mbps , the rest goes in the metadata thing depending on the MTU.
 
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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.
 
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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
 

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