64 kb…128…256…2 Mbps now goes 8 MBPS

– The Broadband is getting broader by the day!!

Broadband speeds are poised for an explosive growth. Pushing the limits, Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced the launch of broadband internet access at 8 mbps for the first time in the country. The speed offered is much more than the 256 kbps to 4 mbps now available for the mass users. At 8 mbps, the Airtel broadband network will be IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) ready. The high speed broadband will be commercially available within the next three weeks in Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkatta, Delhi and the National Capital Region, with a subsequent roll out in Mumbai and Hyderabad.

So what are you waiting for!! The new revolutions make it easier now to choose your TV channels via Internet anywhere in the world!! Isn’t it a time to bring Dreams into reality!!

4 Comments so far

  1. Robin (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 6:05 pm

    U seem to be remarkably optimistic.

    From what I read it’s gonna start at Rs 2,000 a month with a download cap of 8GB.

    If you’re gonna be using something like Joost to watch TV be prepared to hit the limit pretty soon with that kind of cap in place.

    I’d be more interested in knowing if they are going to up the speed of their unlimited connections.

    I have 256kbps u/l. I sometimes cry at night. It’s so painful.


  2. Just Some Dude (unregistered) on October 15th, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

    This post is written like an Airtel press release itself.

    Like Robin says, having some ridiculous cap on a fast connection is pretty pointless.


  3. Vishnu (unregistered) on October 16th, 2007 @ 11:43 am

    Apart from the PR nature of the post, this is an example of writing something just for writing sake. There is no dearth of promises in this country and most of these have to taken with a pinch of salt.

    Just ask your friendly cyber cafe owner. Most of these service providers promise Internet speeds of 56 kbps and above, but it is an abysmal 20 kbps most of the day.

    Broadband is a metaphor for burning a hole in your pocket by subscribing to sleazy promises, while what you see is a white blank screen most of the time.

    Broadband and IPTV is for the rich to experiment with.


  4. Vidooshak (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

    I am also a victim of BSNL Broadband connection. My tragedy is compounded by the fact that Airtel is not feasible in my area, so I have to stand outside BSNL offices like a beggar waiting for them to get in the mood to work.

    It has worked great for 18 months. I had no complaints as long as everything worked. But the day it went down, no one has bothered to help me since 3 months!

    I have called 1500, XXXX2198 and 18004241600. I have gone to that arrogant officer Mr.Sidappa at Jayanagar exchange. Sidappa (on the rare day that he came to office) will simply mutter “Yeah yeah, I will send someone” before ignoring me completely. The call center guys are very polite and very helpless, saying if lineman doesn’t come what can we do, saar!

    This is the list of docket numbers I got. I can link them together and hang myself but BSNL will not be moved.

    docket 4325, date 1/8/7
    docket 4788, date 8/8/7
    docket 4816, date 10/8/7
    docket 7076, date 8/10/7
    docket 11100795, date 11/10/7
    docket 18100812 (jairaj), date 18/10/7
    docket 22100651 (vamsha), date 22/10/7

    Thanks to lack of DSL at home, my job might be at risk. Someone needs to create a hire-and-fire policy for these slobs before they destroy India’s growth story.

    Wonder if in the absence of any punitive action in India, Airtel/Tata et al bother to be any better?!!



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