DTH Broadband, Ka-band broadband service is only feasible if there is a strong demand
NEW DELHI: The commercial launch of Broadband DTH may be viable if there is a strong demand for this type of broadband services, today said an expert.
"The DTH operators can provide satellite broadband or Ka-band broadband service up to 50 Mbps downlink and 20 Mbps uplink speed. Yet there must be a demand for this type of broadband and appropriate content for possible service," RK Arnold, Member , Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, said at an event here.
He said there are now many options. Broadband in the area such as wireless broadband and cable broadband in India.
DTH Broadband will soon make room in the Indian market, he added.
According to the latest data released by TRAI, India had about 61 million cable subscribers at the end of September 2013.
At the end of December 2013 broadband subscribers in India reached 5.5 million rupees. Mobile broadband services, including high speed mobile dominant numbers with more than 4 million rupees connections. Number of fixed broadband users totaled 1.45 billion rupees.
"TRAI side is open, there is no restriction. Who to start, you may want to do it," Arnold said.
"There are two bottlenecks. Initially, the consumer awareness is should know that broadband is useful for them and the second is the availability of devices, Arnold said, adding that the demand gradually develop, he said.
The government also plans to make under license from telecommunications available to produce offer a new segment for all telecommunications services and the TV via a single company, ie provide customers their cable TV channels or DTH pay telecommunications services through a single account.