1 Gbps broadband speed might soon be a reality in India
This year, Google showed us it's fiber Internet connections that can provide speeds of up to 1 Gigabits per second. Now, there is news that these high speeds, might soon be available to the Indian users too.
According telecom firm Radius Infratel, broadband users in India might soon be able to access these ultra-high download speeds. According to the firm, download speeds of up to 1 Gbps may be available to the users by mid-2013.
The fiber internet connections launched by Google this year, can provide speeds of up to 1 Gbps that is almost 500 times faster than a standard 2Mbps connection.
In a statement, the CEO of Radius Infratel, Rajnish Wahi said, "In the next 6-9 months, world class 1,000 Mbps or 1 Gbps (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 2.2 GB (Giga Bytes) size."
At the speeds being provided currently, it would take up to one hour to download the same movie.
The service would be available in nine Indian cities at the time of it's launch. Though the name of the cities hasn't been disclosed yet, Rajnish Wahi said that discussions are underway and network deployment is already complete to enable this in Gurgaon.
Executive Director of Radius Infratel, Kuldeep Goyal said,"Radius network is already available in or near 3 lakh homes and is live in Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida, Indirapuram (Ghaziabad). The network will soon be available in Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai and Chandigarh."
Currently, broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps are provided by the service providers like Tata Teleservices and Bharti Airtel.