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Microsoft urges TRAI to raise minimum broadband speed to 2 Mbps

Microsoft has urged Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to raise the bar for offering broadband services in the country by mandating minimum speeds of 2 Mbps. At present, telecom operators are allowed to offer internet access at 256 kbps speed and call it broadband.

Microsoft has urged Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to raise the bar for offering broadband services in the country by mandating minimum speeds of 2 Mbps. At present, telecom operators are allowed to offer internet access at 256 kbps speed and call it broadband.

However, a telecom operator has said, “We do not think it is feasible to move from 256 kbps to 2 Mbps in one shot. If at all the definition has to be revised, then they should move to 512 kbps, otherwise it will be too costly for both operators and subscribers.” [Source: Hindu Business Line]

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