Minimum broadband speed to be 2 Mbps: Report

Currently, the minimum broadband speed 512 kbps which was doubled from 256 kbps in August 2014
Internet Speed

In what could be good news for state-run BSNL broadband users, the government is planning to increase the current speed a four-fold increase in the minimum broadband speed, according to a report in TOI.

Currently, the minimum broadband speed is 512 kbps, which was doubled from 256 kbps in August 2014.

“I propose to take up the matter with the communications ministry,” IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told TOI. “We will consider laying down a policy for increasing the minimum broadband speed from the current levels.”

“Globally, the number of internet users is expected to touch 4,170 million by 2020. The growth of the internet has successfully created a strong ecosystem for new businesses to tap into growing markets and create solutions to address their demands,” said the report released by IT industry apex body Nasscom and content delivery network service Akamai Technologies here.

Akamai’s official rankings takes into account countries or regions with a unique IP count of at least 25,000, which gives South Korea the true top spot, followed by Ireland, Hong Kong, Sweden, The Netherlands, Japan and Switzerland. Norway, Latvia and Finland complete the top 10.