Indian Telecom Chief Sets Speed Standard

RanuP - July 6, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Indian Telecom Chief Sets Speed Standard

India’s telecom watchdog will propose legislation that will determine mobile broadband speed requirements.

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(CCM) — The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has decided to propose legislation to determine a minimum required internet speed on mobile phones. The telecom watchdog took action after receiving various complaints regarding unsatisfactory data speed on smartphone connections across the country. The TRAI will write to telecom companies requesting that they provide information regarding their network speed and the average internet data speed that they offer to their customers in different service areas. In 2014, the TRAI proposed a similar plan, but it was jointly rejected by all of the companies citing the reason that it is practically impossible to provide the real-time data and average speed.

The paper, which will be sent out within the month, is aiming to help the telecom companies to determine and to fix the data speed on a benchmark point for wireless data. The TRAI also launched the MySpeed app for consumers to measure the data speed on their smartphones at any time. It also has a built-in contact module that connects the smartphone with TRAI’s complaint and information forum, allowing users to share their internet data speed experience with the TRAI. The app is available for download in the App Store and the Google Play Store.

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