Sources reported that PM Narendra Modi wants the reason behind the slow Internet speed in India. On Tuesday, PM Modi asked the telecom secretary Rakesh Garg the reason behind the inability of Internet Service Providers to provide the promised internet speed to the subscribers.
In reply, Garg requested a 4-week period for analysis of the problem and submit the findings to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Garg will have to prepare and submit the report based on a study to examine the reasons for slow broadband. But after the meeting in the PMO, he reported that he has to find out if the lack of spectrum was hampering speeds. According to a survey, India is the third largest country in the world in terms of Internet users. However, the country lags behind in the list of average Internet speed with 118th rank worldwide. India has 254 million internet users whereas only 75.73 million use broadband.
Explaining the situation, Rajan Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said, “Operators offer whatever they prescribe, it is market dynamic that anyone not offering it will fall aside in this business.” He further said that telcos are providing more than prescribed quality meters prescribed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
According to TeCake technology experts, with increasing data consumption rate, users are facing lack of broadband speeds despite operators promising the same. The reason behind the situation is the rise in congestion in the network, and it can not be solved without implementing a new hardware.
The terms ‘broadband’ refers to full bandwidth, which provides high-speed Internet access that is generally faster than the traditional dial-up access. However, the rate of delivery of internet packets to the end-user is quite slow, and in most cases even half of what is promised by operators in India.