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.
How would you like if you could download a two hour HD movie in less than 30 seconds? It might be possible with the revolutionary ‘Fiber technology’. By the middle of 2013, your broadband connection may get faster up to 1 Gb/Second.
Radius Infratel, a Telecom Infrastructure firm says, residential broadband connection will get faster with ultra-Fast download speed reaching up to 1Gb per second by mid-2013.The company also said that the new faster broadband connection will be first introduced in nine Indian cities.
“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,”- Radius Infratel CEO Rajnish Wahi.
The names of the internet service providers or the cities that will get ultra-fast connection first, still remain unknown. He also said that Radius Infratel has partnered with many companies including DLF, Emaar MGF, Unitech, Vipul, ATS, Ansal, Omaxe, M3M, Mantri, Prateek and Paramount for laying fiber optic network across the country which is the backbone of the 1Gbps broadband internet.
One of the big player in the field Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) is already offering ‘fiber to the home‘ (FTTH) plans. Under the plan you will get 20Mbps download speeds at a charge of Rs 2590 per month. Another major player is the Bharti Airtel and their FTTH plans are currently available in Delhi-NCR. The Airtel’s FTTH plan offers 100Mbps speed up to 175GB and 512Kbps thereafter, for Rs5299.
The world’s first 1Gbps Internet service was launched in Kansas City in United States by Google Inc as a part of “Google Fiber” services. The 1Gbps connection is currently the world’s fastest internet connection.
With this revolutionary fiber technology Internet, Telephone, TV cable connections and even Electricity can be converged onto a single connection. For a country having the lowest internet speed, this will be great deal.