Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tikona Offers the Perfect Office WiFi Setup

Selecting the right Wi-Fi setup for your office is very important, as almost all official and business transactions are now dependent on seamless connectivity. Here are some things to check while buying an office WiFi router:

1.       Choose the Type:
You need to buy a router based on the type of internet connection you have. If your internet provider is a national telecom operator like MTNL or BSNL, then you will require a DSL router. On the other hand, players like Tikona require a regular Wi-Fi router. Additionally, you may use a router that enables sharing storage and printer access, among other things.

2.       Opt for the New Standard:
Choose routers that support the 802.11ac standard. This type of router offers three times higher speeds than the traditional 802.11n. By using the less crowded 5GHz frequency band, such routers provide enhanced performance. They are backward compatible, even allowing old devices to connect efficiently.

You may also opt for a router that supports dual-band frequencies. For instance, your smartphones, tablets, and laptops may operate on 5GHz band, while other devices like cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, and microwave ovens may run on the traditional 2.4 GHz frequency band.

3.       USB Router:
Buy a router that has a USB port. This will enable you to connect flash drives or other devices over the network. Sharing data on a wireless network in the absence of internet connectivity can be especially useful in small offices. Additionally, some routers may also support dongles as a backup option when your server is down.

4.       Antennas:
Choose a router that has external antennas. They enhance the connectivity and extend the range. Such routers also help in offering seamless service across office partitions like walls, cubicles, or doors.

Tikona’s Office Wi-Fi

A great router is of little use if you do not have a good internet service provider. Mumbai-based Tikona Digital Networks offers safe and secure connections for offices, which ensures you have high-speed internet access and reliable security. Tikona’s office Wi-Fi solutions offer much better coverage with twice as many access points as standard routers. Additionally, you can rest easy knowing that Tikona uses WPA2 Enterprise to secure your network.

Tikona also provides services like secured boardroom internet, cloud high-definition video conferencing, leased line internet connections, and value internet leased line for businesses. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Tikona Infinet - a Leading Service Provider for Enterprises

HCL Infinet, a subsidiary of HCL Infosystems was taken over by one of India’s leading broadband service providers, Tikona Digital Networks, in 2011. The company was then renamed as Tikona Infinet Limited.

Acquisition by Tikona
The former parent company revealed in a statement that the sale of Infinet's shares would be initiated after receiving necessary regulatory approvals.

Chief Executive Officer of HCL Infosystems, Harsh Chitale, said that HCL Infinet is best suited to make a company like Tikona even stronger. He stated that Tikona is dedicated to deploying high-speed and widespread internet services in the rapidly progressing telecom sector.

HCL Infinet began its Internet Service Provider (ISP) and National Long-Distance (NLD) services in 2000. The acquisition was a part of HCL Infosystems’ transformation strategy. The company had planned to enhance its core business and expand into identified growth areas.

In 2010, Tikona bought broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrums in five regions for INR 1,058.2 crore. The 5 circles in which Tikona holds licenses are Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh (east), Uttar Pradesh (west), and Rajasthan.

About Tikona Infinet
Tikona Infinet is the enterprise services arm of Tikona Digital Networks. It has been popular among Indian companies for providing IT solutions to small, medium, as well as large enterprises.

Tikona Infinet is present in more than 300 cities of the country and is planning to expand its presence to 550 cities across India. The network of Tikona Infinet is set up with the best technology and infrastructure. This forms the backbone, which lets the company offer seamless and superior services to its customers. It serves more than 400 companies.

Tikona Infinet’s strong presence in Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) and aviation sectors has shown that the company can deliver efficient solutions for applications like reservation, ticketing, and banking. The company has also enabled smooth functioning of applications like e-mail, web services, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), among others in the education and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) segments as well.

Tikona Infinet is a leading provider of completely converged network platforms like voice, data, and video application support on Virtual Private Network (VPN). Some of the leading global companies have also partnered with Tikona Infinet, coming together to provide efficient solutions pertaining to network requirements. 

Tikona Infinet offers varied networking services and solutions. These include VPN, managed data center, managed data center services, wireless broadband services, internet bandwidth services, co-location services, corporate messaging solutions, managed network services, and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networking services.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Villages in India to get Broadband Connection

The government is undertaking many measures to push the Digital India initiative. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set up a committee that is tasked with looking after the vision of the Digital India program.

Digitization in villages

The committee reported that 20,000 villages have already been connected through broadband under the National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) plan. It also said that NOFN will be called BharatNet.

BharatNet drafted a budget of Rs. 20,000 crore. Started in 2011, the plan aimed to connect 2.5 lakh villages across the country with broadband in 2 years. In 4 years, it has achieved only 8% of its projected target. Despite the slow progress, officials have assured that the work is now picking up speed.  Digital India is one of the main reasons for the push.  

Earlier, the plan stated that villages will get a speed of 100 MBPS. This was then later revised to speeds ranging from 2 MBPS to 10 MBPS. The committee recommended that the budget of the plan should be increased to Rs. 72,000 crore. The increase in budget will help the service providers offer broadband connections to households at a lower price. The price may be as low as Rs. 150 per month for economically weak states. For economically stable states, the committee said that the price for broadband services should be around Rs. 250 per month. The state government of Andhra Pradesh has already declared that it will be providing a broadband connection for Rs. 150 per month at a speed as high as 15 MBPS.

Apart from this, the Department of Telecom (DoT) will also be partnering with cable operators to provide broadband connection till the last mile. BSNL has also stated that it will make an investment of Rs. 7,000 crore in 2 to 3 years to establish 3G and 4G Wi-Fi spots all over the country. It has aimed to install 7,500 Wi-Fi hotspots by the end of 2015.

Role of Tikona Digital Networks

Tikona Digital Networks offers broadband services in 25 cities across the country. It is serving 2.75 lakh customers and is known for its high-speed services. It offers varied plans ranging in price, speed and data usage. You will get the perfect plan depending on your requirement. For instance, you could opt for a speed of 4 Mbps with 30 GB data at INR 750 or a 2 Mbps speed with 80 GB data at INR 1000; the speed on this plan will be upgraded to 4 Mbps shortly.

To support Tikona’s extension plan, International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector lending arm of World Bank, will invest around $25 million in the company. With the investment coming through, the company will surely touch the lives of the people in rural India as well. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Internet of Things - The Next Revolution in India

In a world connected by the internet, the upcoming technology that will revolutionize India is the Internet of Things (IoT). It will change the way devices work. IoT will make use of technologies such as sensors, robotics, artificial intelligence, cloud, high bandwidth and analytics. The devices will then be able to communicate with each other to give timely and customized solutions to the users.

Impact of IoT

IoT will upgrade the lifestyles of consumers. Companies will also be able to enhance their productivity, management, and offer superior services and solutions to their customers.

Analysts have predicted that around 26 billion smart units that consist of smartphones, tablets, motion sensors, TVs, sensors, connected cars, smart watches, etc. will be embedded with the IoT. It is also being estimated that the IoT industry will earn a revenue of around $ 300 billion and create value of $ 1.9 trillion.

Importance of IoT for India

Earlier there were technological revolutions during the advent of mainframes, desktop PCs, minicomputers, laptops and mobile phones. India missed out on these revolutions while countries like South Korea, USA and China embarked upon these revolutionary trajectories. Many companies emerged during the advent of these technologies. Some of them are Google, Microsoft, Apple, Dell, Xiaomi, Samsung, Amazon, Mediatek, and Yahoo, etc.

Now, India cannot afford miss the IoT revolution. IoT will be helpful in the growth of the country. It will also enhance the security systems in the country. India needs to innovate and develop components, systems, data centers, devices and software analytics. It will have to build on its product level innovation. Indian companies will also have to gear up to exploit the opportunities that will present themselves and become global brands.

Process to succeed in the revolution

To be a technology innovator, India will first have to set up the right infrastructure. The nation will have to build the atmosphere to encourage entrepreneurship. It will have to introduce favorable government policies, give access to risk capital and embrace marketability trends. Government policies should welcome product companies as much as it welcomes manufacturing companies. The Make in India initiative shouldn’t be restricted to the manufacturing sector, but it should also provide opportunities for product making companies.

From the past two decades, India has been emphasizing on services. China focused on manufacturing but also laid importance on making actual products. Now India will have to capture the IoT wave and give importance to manufacturing and product capabilities along with services.

To make the IoT revolution a success, the government and companies will have to work together with better coordination. Moreover, the companies will have to offer IoT products to customers by taking proper care of their safety, security and privacy. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Wireless Broadband, the Future of India

The government of India is working hard to make its dream of Digital India a reality. Many experts gave speeches at the Wireless Broadband Vision Forum, organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with Global Wi-Fi Broadband Alliance. The forum was organized with an aim to push the policy objectives of the Digital India initiative.

Views of speakers

Member of Parliament, Rajeev Chandrasekhar being a technology entrepreneur, feels that a high quality Wi-Fi network should be made available all over the country. For this, the central government will have to join hands with state governments and private companies. The government may keep policy-making decisions in its hands. But to let the initiative be successful, the network owner should be a private company.

He expressed his views while talking on ‘India, Wi-Fi and Smart City Development.’ According to Mr. Chandrasekhar, Wi-Fi facilities should be given free of cost only to certain needy sections of the society. The Digital India program will be highly beneficial for the country. It will also boost its productivity and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The penetration of the internet is low in India. This leaves a lot of opportunities and a huge market for the government and private sector.

The government will find it difficult to provide efficient services at affordable prices, as per Government's Delhi Dialogue Commission Vice Chairman, Ashish Khetan. He informed that the government is setting up a program to offer free internet to Delhi citizens at a speed of 1 Mbps and 1GB data download. Colleges, villages and colonies will be Wi-Fi enabled in three phases respectively.

CEO of Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), Shrikant Shenwai expressed that this is the time when Wi-Fi operators, Wi-Fi equipment vendors and Wi-Fi users will reap the benefits. Wi-Fi’s potential is rapidly growing across the globe. Director General of FICCI, Arbind Prasad said that wireless is the future of the internet. The government has designed a program to convert 100 Indian cities into ‘Smart Cities.’ High-speed Wi-Fi facilities will be the backbone of this program.

Tikona Digital Networks

Tikona Digital Networks is committed to support the spread of wireless services. Founded in 2008, it provides broadband services to 25 cities in the country. It will be establishing a framework of comprehensive services to offer video, multimedia content, edge voice, and IT applications through broadband and other services. With innovation and technology, the company strives to provide superior and timely solutions to the customers. It will surely lead in equipping India with wireless connectivity in the future.   

Friday, July 24, 2015

Growing Investments in Broadband Companies

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi initiated his ambitious project ‘Digital India’ recently. With this program, he wants to benefit the people by providing digital services and facilities across the country. Since the announcement of the program, many Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) firms have shown interest in investing in broadband companies.
Growth of broadband
Broadband facilities have become an integral part of our daily lives. The internet makes daily tasks at home and office simpler. In this information age, everybody wants access to the internet. More and more consumers are on the lookout for quick and dependable internet connections.
Due to growing demands, broadband companies are also expanding their businesses. They are capturing the untapped markets in various corners of the country. They receive an encouraging response from all over. Broadband companies are witnessing rise in their subscribers and revenue.
Most VC and PE firms believe that the number of broadband users will increase dramatically in few years. Seeing the opportunities and potential, these firms are getting keener to invest in broadband companies. The penetration in e-commerce and on-video demand will become prominently higher.
Investments in Tikona
Like many other investment companies, the investment arm of World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), has also announced its investment plans. It has led a round to invest $45 million in Tikona Digital Networks Pvt. Ltd.
Out of the total investments, $25 million will be made by IFC. The remaining amount will be contributed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Everstone Capital, Oak Investment partners and L&T Infrastructure Finance Co. Ltd. The funds will be used to extend the company’s existing broadband services in India. It will extend facilities to middle-class families and small entrepreneurs in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

The government permitted the organization to obtain Rs.250 crores with an equity sale, in September, last year. The foreign equity participation of the company was increased by 1.18% from the previous 72.58%.

IFC has a wide knowledge of the broadband sector and good experience in business investments. Some current investors are also contributing additional funds to the broadband company, showing faith in its business.

Tikona provides broadband services in 25 cities of the country. It is looking to set up infrastructure to offer video, voice, multimedia content services and information technology (IT) applications to other broadband networks. The company is also preparing itself to roll out Fourth Generation (4G) services. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Revolutionizing Internet in India

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is building a satellite which is aimed at eliminating the use of cables for a pan Indian wireless internet service. It is predicted to bring a massive transformation in the internet and entertainment services in India. The GSAT-11 is a humongous 4000-kilogram communication satellite that is belt at ISRO’s Ahmedabad Space Applications Center. It is safe to say that India will soon be the centre of a revolution in the communication and entertainment industry.

According to Tapan Misra, the Director of the Space Applications Center, this satellite’s function will be equal to the functionality of 150 transponders and is expected to transmit data at the speed of 10 gigabytes per second. This step should act as a catalyst to the concept of smart cities being planned in India and give a boost to internet companies like Tikona.  The launch of the satellite should do away with the use of cables and make transmission faster for internet in India. Tapan Misra has contributed greatly towards many of ISRO’s important projects and is one of the main people behind the success of missions like Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan.

Looking back in time, the approval from Gujarat government to build the GSAT-11 was obtained in 2009. It is said to be one of the largest communications satellite that India has built. The satellite, once launched, will have a mission life of 15 years. The inception of GSAT-11 has brought laurels to ISRO, especially to the Space Applications Center and is expected to bring more once it is launched. The result of such an initiative will be the availability of high speed Wi-Fi broadband services in India. It will also open up new avenues for the entertainment and television sector. Internet TV will witness a quantum jump with GSAT-11.

GSAT-11 falls under the category of geostationary communications satellites and has four antennas of 2.8 meter diameter each. The satellite will send the signals to the locally set up Wi-Fi towers, which will then make the transmission to devices like dongles. If all goes well, it will be launched by mid-2016, giving a boost to broadband services in India.  Indians will be able to surf the internet and access all kind of entertainment channels at a high speed.  This satellite is being touted to bridge the gap of technological development between India and other developed/developing countries.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tikona - Value Internet Leased Line

Small businesses in India are booming. There is an incredible amount of optimism in not only the metros, but also smaller cities where the spirit of entrepreneurship is alive. 

For all the talk though about new businesses, the start reality about many of them is that they have not consolidated their presence on the internet. While that is a big deal, that's not the core issues here - most of them are severely limited when it comes to broadband connectivity. 

We at Tikona realized that. That's why we introduced something called a, 'Value Leased Line.' It works out well for SME's and other businesses who need to get started on the digital front and we have had many satisfied customers. 

For more on this, please refer to the presentation below:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Speed Boost Vouchers – A Little Extra

We live in a world where internet access is a necessity. We often feel the need to get just that little bit extra from our internet plans. But the sad reality is that most of times, we would need to upgrade the entire plan or change a lot of things to achieve this. Sensing the demand for such a particular type of offering, Tikona has come out with two ‘Speed Boost Voucher’add-ons.

What these vouchers enable a user to do is activate a higher speed broadband connection on demand while continuing with your current plan. So, if your current download speed has been throttled after crossing your FUP limit or you are in a situation where your current broadband plan is falling short for your surfing requirements, you can boost your plan with this voucher and get faster connectivity without the hassles of changing your broadband plan.

The best part about something like this is that it gives you an additional avenue to take advantage of a Tikona Internet Plan. Check out the details of two booster packs available below:

Voucher Name
Bundled Usage (MBs)
Validity (Days)

As you can see, both the plans offer a speed of 4MBPS. The one and two day plans offer a download limit of 1GB and 3GB respectively. At a reasonable price, you can ensure that your internet access is not hampered in any way.  

How you stand to benefit from this

The first and foremost benefit is that you, as a user can avail for a day or two worth of high speed internet if you need it. The other great thing is that you can avail of this quite easily: Just log into your account at Tikona’s website and with few clicks, you’ll have bought a speed booster voucher.

Think of the times when you’ve wanted something extra from your broadband plan, or those times when you’ve been in need of more downloading bandwidth for something critical. Tikona has got you covered with the speed boost vouchers.

For more information, please check out this presentation. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Furiously Fast: India’s 4G future

If you thought that 3G was faster, then let me introduce you to 4G. This new kid on the block makes 3G look like a whining kid crying for a candy. If you don’t believe the statement, then the statistics will definitely change your mind, 4G is five times faster than 3G with attainable download speeds of up to 40mbps. The 4G version that is rolled out in India is Long Term Evolution or LTE.

Online money transactions, purchasing of products, video streaming and just about anything on the internet is faster with 4G. It is best for people who rely on their mobile phones and laptops for every small thing. As the speed is furiously fast, tasks can be performed more efficiently. Consumers who use their phone for calling and messaging services and their laptops to check mails and play games, 4G might not surprise you.

The glitch in all of the 4G hype in mobile phones is that to use this service, consumers need to own a 4G LTE enabled phone. So to deal with the increasing demand, phone manufacturers have been mass producing affordable 4G phones in India with the cheapest being for only Rs. 7000. Network and Internet providers are now in the race of implementing affordable 4G plans, as these will broaden their customer base. If you’re purchasing a 4G phone abroad then be warned that it may not work in India. As the bands in which 4G is being rolled out is Band 3 (1800 MHz) and Band 40 (2300 MHz). Other countries utulize different bands and the phones are also designed the same way.

But 4G is not limited to merely mobile networks. One of India’s leading broadband companies has also acquired 4G spectrum in 5 different sectors and is looking to capitalize on the same. Mumbai-based Tikona Digital Networks has also invested in 4G spectrums and has acquired the rights for sectors such as Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh East, Uttar Pradesh West and Haryana. With this, the company plans to expand its already growing portfolio and ensure that its consumers get the best available services. As such, the company’s numerous already existing internet plans are sure to rise!

The advent of 4G is sure to create a revolution in India. India’s internet market will definitely see a surge in the coming years.          

Friday, April 10, 2015

New Broadband Plans from Tikona

With steady increase in number of Internet users in and growing demand for faster, cheaper, and more reliable broadband Internet services, Tikona Digital Networks has come up with four new broadband plans to enable more and more Internet users to enjoy unrestricted connectivity and faster download speeds at affordable prices.

The broadband plans offered by Tikona can be divided into five categories:
  • Light usage
  • Medium usage
  • Heavy usage
  • Flexi usage
  • SOHO  

Light Usage

Tikona’s light usage category of plans has a total of three plans with a fourth new one best suited for people looking towards one in the medium usage category. These plans are best suited for people who mostly use the internet for browsing, reading the news, social media, etc. What Tikona offers you in these plans is fast speeds at a very competitive price point. Read on to learn more about these plans.

This category has been introduced for Internet users whose usage pattern centers on browsing, email, chat and light downloading. The plans under this category are:

a.       1 MBPS, 10 GB @ Rs. 450 plan

This plan enables users to enjoy download speeds of up to 1Mbps for a maximum limit of 10 GB data usage (download + upload) in a month.  After the primary limit has been reached, downloads shall take place at 512 Kbps. This plan is available at a monthly fee of Rs. 450 along with a one-time installation charge of Rs. 750. The fees are not inclusive of service taxes.

b.      2 MBPS, 12.5GB @ Rs. 500 plan

Those opting for this plan can download speeds of up to 2Mbps for a maximum limit of 12.5 GB data usage in a month.  Download speed is cut to 512 Kbps after the monthly limit is exhausted. This plan is available at a monthly fee of Rs. 500 along with a one-time installation charge of Rs. 750. The fees are not inclusive of service taxes.

c.       4 MBPS, 15 GB @ Rs. 600 plan

The fastest plan in the light category, this option allows downloads at 4 Mbps with a monthly download limit of 15 GB. Post-limit speed is cut to 512 Kbps. Monthly fee is Rs. 600 while the installation fee is Rs. 750. The fees are not inclusive of service taxes.

The fourth new plan is a part of the medium usage category, which is ideal for those who have a monthly data usage requirement of between 25 GB and 50 GB.

d.      4MBPS, 30 GB @ Rs. 750 plan

The new plan offers higher speeds and a higher download limit as compared to the cheapest plan in this category. Those opting for this plan will enjoy downloads at 4 Mbps with a monthly data limit of 30 GB. As compared to the 2Mbps, 25 GB @ Rs. 700 plans, an additional payment of Rs. 50 per month will help users enjoy a 100% increase in download speeds and a 20% increase in data usage limit.

Further, Tikona has upgraded the remaining three medium usage plans, two heavy usage plans and four Flexi usage plans. The bundled usage under its heavy usage plans, and has increased the usage limit under its Flexi usage plans to enable the largest number of individuals to enjoy better value for the money paid for reliable high-speed Internet services.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Government's initiatives in the Broadband Internet Sector

There is a lot of buzz of Digital India and an emphasis on connectivity these days. But internet connectivity has been a major focus for many decades. It is in the 1970s that the government understood its importance and a committee for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) was formed. After which the focus has been growing.

In 1990s, initiatives like e-governance and e-commerce marked their presence. Later in 2000, an act known as Information Technology Act was formulated. With this, electronic signatures got recognition.

E-governance is an area which the government is keen on developing. It encourages interactivity with the people and leads to transparency in governance. It also helps in delivering low-cost, timely, effective and convenient services to the citizens. Besides, it reduces paperwork and helps the government to organize and manage its data well. Government has also come up with facilitation centers that promote internet and helps citizens connect with the authorities through this medium.

The present government is also taking many steps for the growth of internet in India. These steps taken by the governments are being extremely fruitful. Broadband in India is getting an important place. The government is trying to make additional spectrum and high speed available. The minimum speed of the broadband is now increased from 256 kbps to 512 kbps while the average connection speed is 2 mbps.

As per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), September 2014, India consists of 13.6% of the total subscribers in the world with more than 950 million subscribers in the country. There is a growth over 10 million subscribers every quarter. India also ranks 4th in Asia for the highest number of new broadband connections. Besides in 2014, the rate of internet adoption in India was found to be 5 times more than in 2012.

This enhanced connectivity has further raised the hunger and need for internet amongst people. There is widespread popularity, increasing literacy, greater awareness and support from the government. These are the major factors that are attracting more people and increasing the customer base for broadband companies in India.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tikona Internet: An Internet package for everyone

Founded in 2008 by Prakash Bajpai, Tikona Digital Networks is one of the top Internet Service Providers in India. Tikona has also acquired the rare All-India Class-A ISP license from the Ministry of Communications, Government of India.  A combination of affordable and fast internet plans along with great customer care and after sales service has led this company to more than 2.75 Lac customers including 6000 SMEs.

Tikona Reviews and Founder
Prakash Bajpai has a strong background in the telecomm industry; he is widely respected and also worked for Reliance Communications prior to founding Tikona. At Reliance, Prakash was instrumental in creating pre-paid PCO business, Big TV DTH services, enterprise wireless business and enterprise broadband business. While finding Tikona, Prakash’s goal was simple; he wanted to provide the people of India with an affordable internet plan and good after sales service.

Tikona offers affordable and speedy internet plans; the installation process is prompt which includes minimal fees. The packages range from Heavy usage to Light Usage. Following are the offer packages

  • Light Usage – Offers 5-10 GB of usage and 1-2 Mbps of speed with standard subscription and installation fees.
  • Medium Usage – Offers 20-30 GB of usage and 1-2 Mbps of speed with standard subscription and installation fees.
  • Heavy Usage – Offers 50-80 GB of usage and 2-4 Mbps of speed with standard subscription and installation fees. 

If the above packages don’t match the consumer’s criteria, he can opt for the ‘Plan Selector’ option. The plan selector option works like this –

  • The first step is to select your monthly budget that ranges from less than Rs 500 to more than Rs 1000
  • Next you have select your preference, either usage or speed.
  • The option then calculates your preference and budget and provides you with an appropriate plan.

One can also check the speed of the net by using Tikona Speed test.The installation process is prompt and you can immediately start to enjoy your new internet experience.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Broadband Plans – A Gamer’s Perspective

I love gaming! I fell in love with it when I was a little kid. I remember bunking my tutoring classes to go to a play station parlor with my friends for a game of SmackDown! I was hooked! It has been the longest and best relationships that I have ever had. Now, you might look at me like just another nerd. But gaming, it liberates you. It gives a chance for a bespectacled, skinny, awkward looking geek to be a hero, do things I could never do and be someone I could never be.

Today is a momentous day, I have finally saved up enough to buy the new Xbox One. It’s gonna replace my Xbox 360 which I had for three years. Three beautiful years! Countless nights I have spent playing Call of Duty online. The guts, the glory, the exhilaration when you blow someone’s brains out with a clear head shot.

I have been preparing for this day since weeks. A new mount for my console, new bean bags and even a new internet connection for my marathon online gaming session. I had a 24 Mbps connection that gave only 40 GB of usage for 2199. I switched over to Tikona, it provides a whopping 250 GBs of data at Rs 2000 at a speed of 4 Mbps which is more than sufficient for my gaming needs. Most of the service providers just dangle the high-speed carrot to get customers on board. But if you are an avid gamer or have high internet usage, I would strongly recommend going for a Tikona connection.

The best gaming console plus COD: Advanced Warfare plus an unlimited Tikona internet connection equals an epic time. Good luck trying to get me out of my room for a week!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tikona’s Green Broadband Initiative

Tikona Broadband Network’s Wibro accessnetwork is among the finest in the country. The company has seen a lot of growth in the six years it has been in business. In a commitment to the environment, Tikona has ensures that its activities are environmentally friendly. Not only that, but ensuring that it follows the mode of sustainability, the broadband company has also managed to reduced energy consumptions and costs associated with it.

Among competing broadband access technologies for mass deployment including DSL 3G and 4G, Wibro access network consumes lowest energy for each GB delivered. For each energy unit (KWH) consumed, Wibro delivers 98 GB as compared to DSL (30GB), 3G (1GB) and 4G (16GB).

Conversion to Carbon footprint is as per Recommendations on Approach towards Green Telecommunications -TRAI -April 12, 2011

Above calculation are specific to Power consumed in various access Networks and excludes core network and CPE/Mobile Phones .For a service provider, approximately 70 per cent energy is consumed due to access network and balance in Core Network & Datacentre/Switching centres.

In cellular wireless networks (3G/4G), BTS (Base Transreceiving Station or Base station) is the main energy hungry component which consume maximum energy. Within base station, a huge amount of energy is wasted in the power amplifier and through the antenna feeder cable. In DSL networks, power is consumed in DSLAM and is wasted in copper loops. Below Table summarises Power consumed by Access Node per subscriber

Source: Power Consumption in Telecommunication Networks: Overview and Reduction Strategies” - Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 6 )

In comparison, Wibro network Access Network consumes 0.38 W/Sub due to Low Transmit powers (1W), direct antenna coupling and directional Antennas in each segment, energy wastage is minimised making WiBro as Greenest Broadband access technology.