Coming Soon: 1 Gbps Internet speed in India by 2013

Radius Infratel, a telecom infrastructure firm has announced that residential broadband consumers may see downloads get speedier with ultra-fast download speeds reaching 1Gbps by mid 2013.

The Dailybhaskar report quoted Rajnish Wahi, CEO Radius Infratel

“In the next six–nine months, world class 1,000 Mbps or 1Gbps (Gigabits per second) plans will be available in India to residential consumers. On connections like these, the same two hour HD movie will download in 30 seconds. A two-hour movie in high definition version will be about 2.2GB size”.

The company has projected that these new changes may take effect across 9 Indian cities, however it has not disclosed the names of service providers or the cities where the 1Gbps plan may take effect. To enable high-speed broadband services , Radius has partnered with real estate developers such as DLF, Unitech, Emaar MGF, Ansal, Mantri, Vipul, ATS, Omaxe, Vipul, M3M, Paramount and Prateek for fibre optic network. Currently, the Radius Infratel’s service is only available in Delhi NCR, however the network would soon available to Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai and Chandigarh.

Earlier, according to Akami state of the Internet report, sixty countries around the world had broadband adoption levels greater than 10%, while China and India had the lowest levels of adoption among countries on the list, at 3 % and 1.2 % respectively. However, India had the largest improvement in peak connection speeds at 21 % over the first quarter of 2012 , improving its average peak connection speed to 6.9 Mbps.

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