TRAI asks govt to fix minimum broadband speed at 2 mbps, address AGR issue for cable ops, reimburse rural broadband subscribers

New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has beneficial a number of measures to the federal government to promote web connectivity and improve connection speed.

The Telecom Regulatory Body in its suggestions on “Roadmap To Promote Broadband Connectivity And Enhanced Broadband Speed” stated that the federal government ought to fix minimum broadband speed at 2 megabit per second.

“Definition of broadband has been reviewed and the minimum download speed for broadband conectivity revised upward from the present 512kbps to 2mbps. Based on download speed, fixed broadband has been categorised into 3 different categories –Basic, Fast and Super-fast,” stated Trai.

The regulator has urged these three classes of broadband service- fundamental with minimum obtain speed of 2 mbps and fewer than 50 mbps, quick broadband between 50-300 mbps obtain speed and tremendous quick functionality of delivering higher than 300 mbps speed.

The Telecom regulator additionally beneficial adoption of adjusted gross income as outlined by it earlier to deliver cable TV operators within the plan. It has beneficial implementation of direct profit switch for accelerating progress of fastened line broadband companies in rural areas by reimbursing up to Rs 200 monthly per subscriber for their broadband connection costs.

In order to encourage Cable Operators, registered below Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995, to present broadband companies, points relating to computation of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) for Cable Operators want to be addressed on precedence. To address this issue, the Authority has already given its suggestions to the federal government,” Trai beneficial.

Trai beneficial DoT to make obtainable spectrum used for backend connectivity on demand and in time certain method to the telecom operators for enhancing broadband speed.


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