Retail broadband users will be able to enjoy ultra-high download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second by the middle part of next year. This plan will be applicable in nine cities as per reports from Radius Infratel, a reputed telecom infrastructure company. Rajnish Wahi, CEO of Radius Infratel stated that the 1 Gbps download speeds will allow users to download two hour HD movie within a span of just 30 seconds. He stated that the plans will be made available for residential consumers in India within the next 6 to 9 months.
The new 1 Gbps broadband speed plans will benefit users looking for enhanced streaming and quicker multimedia content downloading experience. A two hour HD movie will have a minimum size of 2.2 GB. The HD movie will take more than an hour to complete download with currently available broadband speeds.
There is no information as of now regarding the cities and the names of the service providers who would be offering the new plan in India. Company sources however have confirmed that they have started discussing with potential partners. Network deployment is already completed for enabling this in Gurgaon City.
Sources from Radius Infratel have suggested that the company has partnered with leading real-estate developers such as DLF, Emaar MGF, Omaxe, Paramount and Prateek for the development of fibre optic network in projects being developed by them. Their network is already now rolled out in or near 3 lakh homes. The network is live in cities such as Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. Their network will be launched soon in cities such as Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai and Chandigarh.
Currently leading telecom operators such as Bharti Airtel and Tata Teleservices have launched 100 mega bit per second plans for users across India. The plans from these companies costs around Rs.5,000 per month.