TRAI has woken up to the fact that 512Kbps is not enough, thanks to Stakeholders

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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a slew of recommendations to enhance broadband connectivity in the country, and one of the key suggestions is fixing the minimum download speed for broadband connectivity at 2Mbps. This is four times more than existing minimum broadband speed of 512Kbps that the regulator had introduced back in 2014 as an upgrade to the earlier 256Kbps speed. TRAI also recommends that the government should speed-up fixed-line broadband rollout in rural areas by reimbursing 50 percent of the monthly subscription charges.

The regulator noted that on the basis of the inputs it received from stakeholders and its internal analysis, it found that the existing 512Kbps speed is “inadequate for accessing even some basic applications” and found that the minimum threshold should be 2Mbps.

I guess this means since at 512Kbps, you can't even open the payment page of any telecom company, it is time to push for 2Mbps as the minimum speed.
 
 
But stakeholders told them 2Mbps is enough. TRAI realises only what their stakeholders tell them. We will get 5Mbps probably by 2035. Don't worry.
 
Wow 2009 and going to implement this year.

So going by the calculations 5mbps will be in 2033-35 as @Navjot Singh said if they have started debating on it
 
There’s another side to this I believe. Especially considering the decade old timing of this decision.
JioFiber is the third highest wireline broadband operator in India currently, and growing fast to eclipse Airtel, which is at number 2 currently. BSNL stands in the way of total wireline customers but if the definition for broadband is updated, a lot of current “broadband” DSL customers of BSNL gets pushed to narrowband category. Thereby Jio becomes #1 operator in India with highest number of both wireless and wireline broadband customers.
 
There’s another side to this I believe. Especially considering the decade old timing of this decision.
JioFiber is the third highest wireline broadband operator in India currently, and growing fast to eclipse Airtel, which is at number 2 currently. BSNL stands in the way of total wireline customers but if the definition for broadband is updated, a lot of current “broadband” DSL customers of BSNL gets pushed to narrowband category. Thereby Jio becomes #1 operator in India with highest number of both wireless and wireline broadband customers.
you are missing the 50% reimbursement for rural areas which we know is meant for whom.
 

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