Faster Internet In India–MTS, Tata Tele Launch Advanced Broadband Services

The Internet speed in India is nothing to boast of, but both MTS and Tata Teleservices Ltd have launched products providing broadband speed of more than 10 Mbps.

Tata Photon on Rev.B

Tata Teleservices has announced the upgrade version of Tata Photon – Tata Photon on Rev.B on the CDMA platform to provide the broadband speed of up to 14.7 Mbps to its users. The Tata Photon on Rev.B Solution is in the final phase of testing, and the product will be commercially available in the market in the second fortnight of September [source]

MTS Blaze

Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd, which operates under the MTS Blaze brand has launched the advanced version of MBlaze. Offering a speed of 9.8 mbps, MBlaze Ultra has initially been rolled out in Jaipur, and will be extended to top metros and other cities gradually.

Average Internet Speed In India

India has only 4.5% internet connections above 2Mbps and ranks 129th globally when it comes to broadband adoption.

Average Broadband Connectivity
Average Broadband Connectivity

– India ranks 135 globally in terms of global average peak connection speed globally. The average peak connection speed measured in India was 5.1 Mbps in Q4 of ‘10. While the QoQ was -0.4%, the YoY change was calculated as 13%. China’s average peak connection speed was measured at 3.1Mbps.

– India ranks 80th globally for high broadband connectivity with 0.4% connections measured to have a speed in excess of 5Mbps. India’s comparison to itself in its previous quarter and previous year suggest a big decline in high broadband connectivity. The QoQ change is calculated at -18% and the YoY is -30%.

» Report: State of Internet Connectivity in India.

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