Broadband Companies to Benefit from Digital India

The digital revolution is touching all parts of the globe. We are witnessing digital transformation in different sections of the society. This transformation is majorly impacting industries and societies in India, too.

Digital India

The government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative is giving a greater push to the digital revolution. The program opens up a million opportunities for development in the Information Technology (IT) sector and businesses will need to adopt digitization to survive the ever growing competition in this arena.  Through Digital India program, the government aims to bridge the gap between citizens and the government. The government wants to improve its service through the use of technology. It has facilitated money transfers and mobile banking through Jan Dhan Yojana. It also offers subsidies with the support of technology.

The Internet in varied sectors

The penetration of the internet in Indian companies had been low. But the past few months are showing a different trend. Organizations from varied sectors are embracing broadband services.

For companies offering broadband services, Digital India brings in a lot of scope of business. There is development needed to establish internet infrastructure, provide real-time solutions, set up the payment systems, etc. With the facilities, companies also need to develop and strengthen cyber security. With online banking and transactions on the rise, the risk of fraudulent activities and data loss increases. Having a secured network will thus be essential.

In the healthcare sector, there is considerable potential for technology, especially in areas like telemedicine and remote health. The ‘Smart Cities’ project under Digital India is another big area of opportunity. Setting up the framework, offering online services to government departments, and providing various services to citizens are the important sections of the program.

Once the companies embark upon these steps, there are newer technologies waiting for them. Upcoming technologies such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, etc. will create a huge platform to prepare the country for such trends.

Make in India

Associated with the Digital India initiative is the ‘Make in India’ program. The government is stressing upon devices being manufactured locally. This will help digitization realize a brighter future. Some of the initial results of the program have been positive. The electronics manufacturing giant, Foxconn has announced an investment of USD 5 billion in Maharashtra. Besides, Redmi is also setting up its new plant in Andhra Pradesh. These steps will decrease the overall costs of devices and thus boost the consumption of the internet and internet-based services.

The government will have to ease policies to make its ambitious project successful. It will have to build a friendly environment for companies. With a little support, the broadband companies, which are bombarded with opportunities, will take the Digital India program to a greater height.

4G LTE to Change the Face of India

4G is the latest technological trend in India. It has revolutionized the market in China and is all set to do the same in India. According to Cisco, mobile traffic per connected device in India will increase to 1.1 GB per month in 2018 from 60 MB in 2013.

Many companies are embarking upon TD-LTE (Long Term Evolution) services. LTE has introduced access to newer spectrum bands in the market. Wireless connections will be popularized. Besides, digital usage will also increase significantly.

Credit Suisse reports that LTE services will take at least two years to boom in India as the current infrastructure is poor. Besides, mobile devices are also not available at affordable rates for the masses.

The newer names in the 4G market may give a stiff competition to the existing telecom operators. A new entrant will impact the existing companies. It will lead to decreased revenues, dropped margins, expensive spectrum bands and increasing capex. All of these factors will affect the business of the companies.

LTE is Super-Fast!

LTE stands for Long Term Evolution and it’s the next phase in wireless broadband in terms of speed. Simply put 4G LTE is just like 3G but is faster. The key thing to note is that 4G has an incredible amount of potential for businesses as well as education. With incredible speeds, businesses can expect to have greater reliability as far as video conferencing, file transfers, and monetary transactions. In India, education has taken a quantum leap with the availability of internet. With LTE networks, online learning, MOOC’s and other aspects related to education can truly break down the urban-rural divide and bring people closer than ever before.

Tikona popularizing LTE services

Tikona Digital Networks (TDN), a leading broadband service provider in India, had announced that it will roll out its 4G services only after it is fully prepared for the market. TDN will be offering LTE devices of Sequans Communications across the country. Telenet Systems is the designer of the LTE Customer Premises Equipment (CPE).

The CPE is created to serve subscribers in multi-dwelling units. Users will enjoy high-speed connectivity and many enhanced services from 4G LTE. The LTE technology used inside the new Telenet Systems CPE is Sequans Mont Blanc LTE chipset platform, which will provide efficient performance results.

Sequans Communications is a 4G chipmaker. It excels in offering single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device makers across the globe. Its LTE chipsets offer superior performance at the best rates.

“The CPE is designed to serve customers in multi-dwelling units who will now have access to robust high speed internet service and other advanced services enabled by 4G LTE.”