Press Trust Of India
Mumbai, March 12, 2009
Telecom major Reliance Communications on Thursday launched what the company said would be the fastest internet service in the country till date.
The company said the new service called Reliance Netconnect Broadband Plus offers huge potential and would help increase the broadband penetration in the country manifold.
Speaking to reporters, Mahesh Prasad, President, Reliance Communications said the new service will be available in 35 cities which covers 80 to 85 per cent potential of broadband users in the country.
The subscribers, to avail of the service, will need to buy a device costing Rs 3500 and select a tariff plan which varies from monthly charges of Rs 299 going upto Rs 1750 . The service will be available from the next week.
Prasad said the company's existing service Netconnect has a subscriber base of 10 lakh and they could consider upgrade their subscription to the new service.
Prasad said the company has upgraded the software in its network for launching the new service which can offer downlink speed of upto 3.1 Mbps and a separate uplink speed of upto 1.8 Mbps offering 30 per cent higher downlink rate in comparison to any other wireless broad band offering.
The new service is best suited for video streaming, video surveillance, rich media content and superior internet browsing, a company press note said.
Note: The previous experinece in this regard was not encouraging.