Are you one of those people who buy a broadband plan after an extensive search and yet it is not sufficient for your needs. Maybe your parents are not footing the bill for a higher plan, or your spouse is downloading way more movies than you bargained for! Whatever the case, free, extra data with your monthly broadband plan, with speeds that allow you maximum benefit, will add value to your surfing experience and let you enjoy more for less.
Internet users across the country today live in the fear that their data will drop from their desired speeds to 512 Kbps before the month comes to an end. You must have definitely bought a plan that suits your monthly needs but when you start surfing and downloading, it is easy to lose consume your data before time. Are you one of them? If yes, then you need to understand the kind of speeds that you can expect from the biggest broadband connection network provider.
Since we are talking about speeds and data consumption, are you aware of the difference between Mbps and an MBps? Capitalization of B makes all the difference. Mbps stands for megabits per second and MBps stands for Megabyte per second. For your knowledge, 1 byte equals to 8 bits of data, or in other words an MB is 8 times larger or faster or bigger than an Mb. Also, in technical lingo, the term MBps is used to denote the size of a file while Mbps is the speed that you use to download and upload your files. It is always better to do a speed test to check if your provider is actually providing the speed they have promised. An established brand will never move away from the premise of customer satisfaction, while newer entrants and smaller providers will keep their focus on increasing sales and numbers without giving a thought to your convenience.
It is a good idea to go through the speeds and data offerings which may vary from 16 Mbps to 100 Mbps. Keep a note of the fact that the speeds are per second and there is so much you can do with a 100 Mbps speed offered by players such as Airtel. With 100 Megabits of speed at one second, it is a stipulated fact that you need just five minutes to download a full HD movie which you can watch without buffering or interruptions. It may take more time for your mom to wake you up in the morning, Now, it is a great option not only for all movie buffs, but also for the rest of you looking to upload a video of a birthday party, downloading the 35 MB image file your boss wants you to see right now or enjoy that black and white image your mother just shared on ‘her newly installed whatsapp’.
Several providers will try to lure you with low price points without giving a thought to infrastructure, uninterrupted connectivity and seamless user experiences. In this aspect established players with an infrastructure that spreads from regional areas to urban ones, actually live up to their promises. No wonder, their customer base across the country continues to rise. Ookla the global leader in broadband testing, network diagnostic applications and data, has published a report stating that Airtel offers India’s fastest data network.
Stories by Rahul Awana