Netflix is a high-quality video-on-demand service that is very popular overseas. Many enthusiasts are excited about the entry of Netflix in India, as a number of critically acclaimed series are available exclusively on their network.
Requirements of Netflix
Movies, TV series, and documentaries are extremely popular with millions of Indians, so Netflix is likely to be a big hit among them. However, Netflix requires excellent broadband speeds. The videos on Netflix should be seen in High-Definition (HD) and Ultra High-Definition (UHD) screens. The functionalities of Netflix require high-speed broadband.
Netflix’s standards say that a user requires a minimum of 5 Mbps speed to enjoy the HD quality videos, while the UHD quality content requires 25 Mbps speed.
Internet Speed in India
The average internet speed in India is 1.7 Mbps. India defines broadband as an internet service with a minimum speed of 512 kbps. In other countries, the minimum broadband speed is much higher. In urban regions of China, it is 20 Mbps. In the United Kingdom (UK), it is more than 10 Mbps while in the United States (US), it is 25 Mbps.
As per reports of Akamai, evaluated in the third quarter of 2015 for state of the internet, India ranks at 98 out of the 99 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Just 14% of Indians have an internet connection with 4 Mbps speed and only 2.3% have a speed of 10 Mbps. Only 1 in 800 internet users have access to internet speeds of 15 Mbps or more.
This indicates that the condition of internet speed in India is very poor and this is the main impediment to the success of video content providers like Netflix.
Tikona’s 4G Service
For Netflix to be successful, homes in India should have better connectivity. Mumbai-based Tikona Digital Networks has been working hard to make this possible.
Tikona broadband aims to offer high-speed internet with its 4G service. Initially, it will provide the service in 30 cities. The company aims to roll out the 4G service by June 2016. Pilot projects indicated that Tikona’s 4G offers 5 to 10 times higher speeds than the current 3G products of other companies. Their 6 Mbps connection offering is also quite popular, as is evident from the Tikona review section.
Tikona holds the 4G spectrum in 5 key circles of India. It aims to cover all the towns, cities, and villages in the circles with its 4G service. The Tikona 4G plan in Varanasi offers 6 Mbps speed at just INR 750 per month. Tikona broadband reviews from users in the area have been highly encouraging.
The plans and strategy of Tikona 4G revive the hope of Netflix’s success in India. It is clear that Tikona 4G will be the most suitable choice for any user, really wishing to explore and enjoy Netflix services in India.