Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) made recommendations to boost broadband the Internet connectivity in India. As part of its recommendations to the government, TRAI proposed that a minimum speed of 2 Mbps be required for an Internet connection to qualify as “broadband”. At present, the minimum speed for a broadband Internet connection is fixed at 512 Kbps, upgraded from 256 Kbps in 2014.
According to TRAI’s new definition of broadband connectivity, âbroadband is a permanent data connection, delivered over a fixed or wireless infrastructure, capable of supporting a variety of information and interactive services such as Internet access and internet access. video on demand, and offers minimal downlink. and an uplink speed of 2 Mbps to an individual subscriber from the point of presence (POP) of the service provider intending to provide the broadband service.
He also pointed out that the data connection should have a minimum upload speed of 20 Mbps and a minimum upload speed of 10 Mbps, to an individual subscriber of the service provider’s POP intending to provide service to broadband.
Globally, broadband is defined either in relation to the speed of the technology used. For example, in the United States, a high-speed internet connection must provide a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps and a download speed of 3 Mbps. On the other hand, if you look at Europe, broadband is simply defined as “high speed internet access that is always on and faster than traditional dial-up access”. In Germany, fixed broadband should have a capacity equal to or greater than a download speed of 144 Kbps and for mobile broadband it should be â3G and broadband mobile technologiesâ.
TRAI also recommended that broadband be classified into three segments: basic, high speed and ultra-high speed. Basic broadband services should offer download speeds of at least 2 Mbps to 30 Mbps, while broadband plans should offer download speeds between 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps. The ultra-high speed broadband connection must provide speeds of up to 1 Gbps and a minimum of 100 Mbps.