Internet speed is usually defined as how fast your connection sends and receives data. Internet speeds are of two types, download and upload speed. Download speed is the rate at which you download data. Similarly, Upload speed is the rate at which you upload data. As per the industry standards, good upload speed is defined as 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload. Generally, a connection around these speeds should satisfy the requirements of the customers provided there are no interruptions in between.
FTTH or Fiber to the Home is a technology used to deliver communication signal over optical fibre from the operator’s switching equipment to a home or business thereby replacing existing copper cables such as telephone wires and coaxial cables. This is an advanced and fast-growing method of providing higher bandwidth internet access to home consumers and businesses thereby enabling more efficient internet services. Though fibre has got speed and reliability, it is far more expensive than a standard DSL connection.
The term Broadband generally refers to a high-speed internet connection. It is that connection which offers a faster means to connect to the internet. Broadband is not only the fastest but the most truly used internet connection especially because of its high access speeds. It is available in four different forms– DSL or Digital Subscriber Line, fiber-optic, wireless, cable, satellite and Broadband over Powerlines (BPL).
Digital Subscriber Line or DSL is a broadband Internet connection that uses the wires of a telephone network to deliver high-speed Internet. On the other hand, Wireless can be referred to as an array of networks when referring to different types of Internet access. It could be a wireless network in a home, shop, public places like airport, railway station, etc originating from a wireless router which receives signals from a modem connected to its ISP.
India is considered to be one of the largest and fastest-growing markets for digital consumers according to a report published by McKinsey Global institute in 2018 with 560 million Internet subscribers in 2018, second only to China. Internet users in India are expected to increase by 40 percent between 750 – 800 million and the number of smartphones to double and reach between 650 – 700 million by 2023.
Fixed Broadband offers you unlimited internet access with a decent speed. On the other hand, if your usage is less, then mobile data packs may be suitable for you. Again, if you are consistently moving around, Broadband will not benefit you. But If you are fine with fixed services, then wired broadband will be more suitable for you than using mobile internet packs. An important point to note here is that if there is no coverage in your area, mobile internet pack will prove to be a total waste.
Unlimited broadband refers to an internet package without any restriction on internet usage. However, unlimited broadband packages are likely to impose a traffic management policy. Such policies restrict the amount of data that you can download on a day or decrease the download speed during peak hours.
In today’s modern world, the Internet has become the most important medium of communication and information exchange both for personal as well as business interactions. Millions of people all over the world use the Internet for exploring information, accessing and exchanging information, enjoying multimedia communications, buying, selling and keeping in touch with family and friends worldwide.
5G is the fifth generation of the wireless network that is expected to be launched in India and the rest of the world in 2020. 5G will be a combination of the existing technologies like GSM, Wi-Fi, LTE, and the new radio access technologies. The major change that 5G brings will be higher capacity and higher broadband density to the customers. Many computers and users will be able to access the internet simultaneously at a very high rate. The telecommunication sector is also likely to benefit from the 5G network as it will enable better usage of smartphones by increasing their speed.
A couple of years back, 8K seemed like more of a dream or a resolution no one had yet to ask for. It has become a reality now and many leading brands have launched 8K televisions. Television manufacturers like Samsung, Toshiba, Hisense, and LG are coming with stunning models that are expected to be released this year.