4G: The Next Big Wave in Internet Connectivity

Conventionally, wired Internet connections have always offered better speeds while wireless services were more versatile and offered more convenience. As service providers like Tikona start offering 4G services, even those using wireless technology to surf the Internet can enjoy high speeds and improved reliability along with the convenience and flexibility of wireless surfing.

While 2G services shared the spectrum used to transfer voice data, 3G services allowed users to enjoy relatively faster Internet access even when using the phone. 4G services takes this a step further and offers download and upload speeds that are at least five times faster than 3G solutions.

Comparing 4G with 3G

In real life, an individual using 4G services in the real world can download files at around 10 to 20 Mbps with speeds reaching 40 Mbps under ideal conditions. This means you can download videos, images, and other files and enjoy a smoother and more reliable surfing experience even when you are on the move. The benefits of 4G services include:

  1. High-speed Internet access in your pocket with a 4G-enabled smart phone.
  2. Faster downloads, better quality video calls, and better value for money
  3. Better availability of services without any service disruptions or network issues
  4. Easier sharing of 4G speeds with multiple devices through wireless routers and dongles

Emphasis on Rural and Urban Markets

Internet and Mobile Association of India’s 2014 report states that Internet services are growing faster in rural India as compared to urban centers. This is why service providers like Tikona are investing in expensive 4G spectrum and the latest equipment and technologies to provide improved quality services for residents of cities as well as rural areas.

Offering high-speed Internet services to more than 225,000 homes in 25 Indian cities, Tikona’s 4G services will make it easier for Indians to access communication, commerce, either one ends, healthcare, and job opportunities on the Internet.

With a reputation of relying on innovative and creative strategies to facilitate better and more reliable access to Internet, Tikona is in a position to offer 4G services to 28% of the country’s population spread over five telecom circles. Apart from obvious benefits like higher speeds, Tikona users will enjoy additional benefits from features like Try before you buy and flexible and innovative Fair Usage Policies.

How Your ISP can Impact Watching Live Sports Online

Growing access to high-speed broadband Internet services has had a transformational impact on our lives. From communication to shopping, the Internet has become an integral part of our daily routine. One area where broadband Internet can have a significant impact is personal entertainment.

Service providers are beginning to realize that the Internet can be used as a channel to provide live sports entertainment even to those who are on the move. Unlike legacy programs that can be recorded, live sports entertainment is available only to those who have access to television and DTH services. As broadband penetration in India increases, more and more service providers are likely to explore this convenient new-age option for offering live streaming of sporting events.

The shift from television to Internet is taking place in a slow manner due to existing contractual obligations between event organizers and TV broadcasting companies. With the global market anticipating a tenfold increase in broadband sports viewing over the next 10 years, it is just a matter of time before these obstacles are overcome.

Star Sports has already experimented with the telecast of sporting events through the Internet. New service providers like HotStar are offering television content including sporting events on mobile devices. Considering the popularity of live sporting events, it is advisable to keep the following factors in mind when selecting your Internet service provider.

  1. The Internet service provider must offer reliable high-speed connectivity of wire-line Internet with the convenience of wireless Internet
  2. Wireless Internet is preferable because it frees you from being tethered to a particular computer or device when enjoying the sporting event. You can even view the event on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone by opting for wireless technology.
  3. For a truly enjoyable experience, it is important to choose 4G services or high-speed wireless Internet. 3G or mobile Internet services are not reliable enough to be used for live sporting events.
  4. Choose a service provider offering affordable usage plans. Since downloading video content involves huge data usage, an expensive plan can result in a huge hole in your pocket.

Currently, users spend less than half an hour in a week watching live sports content through their broadband Internet connection. In the next 10 years, this figure is expected to rise to four hours a week. Choosing the right service provider is a must if you too want to enjoy live sporting event on your mobile devices without any performance or reliability issues.