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BSNL halves 2Mbps unlimited plan to Rs 599 from 1,199

Faced with a slowdown due to the emergence of the pan-India competitor Reliance Jio, state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd has halved the price of its unlimited 2 Mbps DSL broadband plan to 599 per month.The player was earlier offering unlimited 2 Mbps for Rs 1,199.Though cheap by the company's standards,

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Spectranet overtakes Airtel Broadband on Netflix speed ranking for India

Netflix, the world's biggest distributor of movies, ranked Mumbai-based 7 Star cable network and Spectranet, which offers fiber broadband in several cities, as the fastest networks for prime time usage.The average speed available to Netflix was 2.77 Mbps on 7 Star cable and 2.69 Mbps on Spectranet in June, the

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High right-of-way charges behind long waiting list for BSNL landlines – Govt

High right-of-way charges levied by local bodies for allowing Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd to lay underground cables are largely responsible for the telecom company's inability to provide land phones on demand, the government said.As of January, BSNL has 12,052 landline applications kept pending and most of this is because of

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Spectranet Broadband enters Bangalore, 50 Mbps unlimited at Rs 1,350

Spectranet, one of India's oldest internet service providers, has entered Bangalore, its first market in South India, with aggressively priced broadband plans.The company, which started in Delhi more than a decade ago, is offering 'truly unlimited' 50 Mbps plan for Rs 1,349 per month. Including taxes, however, the monthly bill will

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Siti to launch cable broadband in five Indian cities as Jio expands

Zee Group-owned Siti Cable will launch high-speed broadband services in five different cities by June this year, company sources revealed.Siti Cable, a brand of Siti Networks, currently operates broadband services in Delhi, Hisar, Rohtak and Karnal. The new locations are likely to be outside Haryana, according to our sources."We will

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Hathway Broadband to double data allowance, give 1 Gbps speed to take on Reliance Jio

Hathway Broadband, which has over six lakh subscribers for its cable and fibre-based services, said it has upgraded its network and will soon be providing its users with up to twice as much data in the same package.Hathway provides its high-speed broadband service in around 20 cities and in much

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BSNL to launch Gigafiber plans, slash FTTH tariff to counter Reliance Jio

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd will launch Gigafiber plans with speeds of over 1,000 Mbps to counter the threat from players like Reliance Jio, the head of the organisation said today."We have a similar strategy and soon we are going to come up with Gigabit OFC connection to customers in select

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Reliance Jio’s IPv4 infrastructure under stress

Reliance Jio, the new 4G operator led by Mukesh Ambani, is coming under increasing criticism for slow connection speeds, but our latest test reveals that it is possible increase the speed by making a minor change to the access settings of client devices such as smartphones.Broadly, the issue seems to

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Reliance Jio brings high-speed fiber Internet to Chennai under the Gigafiber brand

Reliance Jio, the latest telecom company to enter the market, has started its fiber to home operations in Chennai -- making the southern city only the third telecom zone to experience the service, after Mumbai and Gujarat.Though the tariff details are not available, a Facebook user has shared the photos

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Railwire brings 10 Mbps broadband to rural India ahead of Reliance Jio

Railwire, the broadband arm of Indian Railways, has started operations in hundreds of cities across India ahead of the launch of Reliance Jio and is offering tariff that are less than half that of its main existing competitor BSNL.For example, BSNL offers only 8 GB of data at 4 Mbps

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Delhi’s Home Cable to provide unlimited video on demand to subscribers

ErosNow, an internet-based content website from Eros International, has tied up with Delhi-based cable network.Under the tie-up, Home Cable Network’s subscribers will be able to view their favorite content from Eros’ library of films and music on multiple devices like smart-TVs, PCs, laptops, tablets and mobiles. It is not clear

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Reliance Jio could corner 20% of mobile data market by 2017-18 – report

Reliance Jio Infocomm could overtake Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications in revenue over the next four to five years and corner 11% of the total wireless market, an analyst with a prominent global financial group has predicted. By the 2017-18, Reliance Jio and Reliance Communications would have very similar mobile voice revenue

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