The download speed helps consumers access content from the internet, while upload speed helps them send or share pictures or videos to their contacts.
As a start, the project was implemented at Kuzhalnadan’s constituency to curb the network issues faced by the students in online classes.
To another question, Dhotre said the telecom department, at present, has no plan to frame legislation to regulate internet shutdown in the country.
Market sources estimated that Reliance Jio had acquired spectrum valued at about Rs 55,000 crore, but there is no official confirmation so far.
Analysts expect the government to sell far less (at around Rs 50,000 crore), spectrum in certain bands are expected to see highly competitive bidding.
People were seen congratulating each other and some politicians, mostly opposition leaders, used the occasion to advocate the restoration of statehood and early assembly polls.
People from all walks of life including students, doctors, professionals, government employees, journalists and businessmen have welcomed restoration of high-speed internet.
High-speed internet services were curbed after the government of India abrogated Article 370 on August 5, 2019.
Following the Supreme Court directions, 4G network was restored in two districts – Ganderbal in the Valley and Udhampur in Jammu – on August 16 last.
The company now plans to float a tender for procuring equipment for 57,000 sites for 4G services but exact details will be shared in the tender document.
The telecom operator claimed that customers in the metro city will get higher data speed with the refarming of spectrum.
As of September 2020, Bharti Airtel had about Rs 1.29 lakh crore in debt, and Vi about Rs 1.7 lakh crore in net debt and dues to the Government.
Bharti Airtel recorded 14.4 million new 4G customers on its network in the second quarter of ongoing financial year.
Jio, Mukesh Ambani-led company is offering unlimited voice and data to its customers with prices starting as low as Rs 153 per month.