The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has denoted the minimum broadband speed from the existing 512 kbps to 2 mbps. Broadband internet speeds in India are among the slowest in the world. As of December 2015 India has an average speed of 2.8Mbps where countries like South Korea has an average speed of 29 Mbps. According to the authorize agency (TRAI), higher speeds will lead to extra business, more innovation, increase competitiveness and boost the GDP by up to 0.3%.
One of the main reasons for boosting the minimum speed limit, is due to the rise in the associated network in India. Also the online consumer services through mobile apps, online retail and so on are among the lists which is evoking the government to consider this move to increase the minimum broadband speed on wired as well as the wireless Internet networks.
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Earlier in August 2014, when the minimum broadband speed was changed to 512 Kbps from 256 Kbps. Anyone who has used the internet on a 512 Kbps speed lately in 2016 knows just how slow that speed is or feels how stumped it is to get accessed to heavy websites as well as watch videos without buffering.
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India is second largest internet consumed country in APAC region with 375 millions yet has the lowest internet speeds.
TRAI has also launched a free app. MySpeed, which lets internet consumers check their internet speed granted by their internet providers in real-time. The app can be downloaded from Android Play store. -"MySpeed (TRAI)" for Android
This application allows you to measure your internet speed experience and other network connectivity information along with device and location of the tests done and sends the results to TRAI.
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As per TRAI, "This app does not send any personal user information to TRAI. All results are reported with user’s concern. It gives TRAI details of your internet experience, sending a report to TRAI does not meant as a complaint.”
"But in case of poor connectivity experience, users are requested to register a complaint with their network service providers,” TRAI further added.