Friday, June 30, 2017

Advancements Required for Digital India

Over the years, there has been a lot of advancement in the digital sector in India. Services such as education, healthcare, financial services, market information, government services, and others are available online. Some of the advancements brought about by the government in recent times are as follows-

Approval for network operators


The operation of virtual network operators who don’t own spectrum or networks was approved by the Telecom Commission.

Lowering of spectrum usage charges


The Telecom Commission also recommended lowering spectrum usage charges from five percent to three percent of Adjusted Gross Revenues. However, the exception for one percent for Broadband Wireless spectrum continues.

Levy of service tax


As per the Budget 2016, a service tax of 14.5 percent was levied on spectrum acquisitions including those procured through auctions.


However, all of the above are not enough. In order for India to become a digital nation, a lot more has to be done. While all the various plans to achieve the same are highly ambitious and impressive, some basic measures and plans should also be implemented. Some of these include-

Basic access to the Internet


Not everyone has access to basic Internet services due to lack of plumbing and pipes required for connectivity. The infrastructure for connectivity is lacking in many parts of the country. Until this problem is solved, other important things like efficient delivery of electricity and e-governance cannot be attained.

Connectivity in rural areas


Even after 10 years of setting up Common Services Centers (CSCs), there doesn’t seem to be a template which can be replicated with sufficient momentum in order to connect everyone and everything on a global network level.

Spectrum in urban areas


In urban areas, there is too little spectrum that comes at an extremely high price. Moreover, there are many hindrances in using it to its highest capacity.


Along with the Indian Govt., there are many startups and well known broadband service providers such as Tikona that are trying to solve the aforementioned issues and are trying to make this distant dream come true.

Broadband services by Tikona Digital Networks-


Tikona is one of the top internet service providers in India. It offers services to over 275,000 customers in 25 top Indian cities. The services have no limitation over plumbing and piping as Tikona broadband provides internet with an innovative smart edge wireless technology. These services can be activated within 24 hours according to the customer’s convenience and needs.

Tikona broadband plans range from heavy usage plans for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and prosumers to the light and flexi plans for households. The internet speeds range from 1 Mbps to 10 Mbps based on your plan and the broadband plans offer a lot of data at low costs, thereby ensuring value for money. Tikona’s quick installation service ensures that the internet plans are activated within 24 hours of the customer subscribing to the particular service.
The enterprise services arm, Tikona Infinet Limited, offers a wide range of services such as-
Leased Line Internet Connection
MPLS Networking Services
Virtual Private Network
Secured Office Wi-Fi

Thursday, June 29, 2017

5 Steps to Maximize the Security of Your Home Wireless Network

With incidents such as hacking and phishing becoming even more common, protecting your home wireless network is extremely important. While most people think that putting a password on their network makes it safe, however, this is not enough. Here are five ways to enhance your home wireless network security.

1. Change the name of your Wi-Fi network


Wi-Fi networks with the name of the manufacturer should be changed as hackers know the weaknesses of different types of routers. When the name is changed, they don’t know which router you are using. Also, avoid putting your name as the Wi-Fi name as it makes it easy to identify which router is yours.

2. Choose a strong password


If the hackers know your router make, they can also guess the default password. A strong password should be unique, at least 20 characters long and should include letters, numbers, and symbols.

3. Enable network encryption


Enable network encryption to prevent unauthorized access. Wireless networks have several encryption languages. At present, WPA2 AES is the best encryption setting to protect your home wireless network. WPA2 is the recent network encryption language. Advanced Encryption Standard or AES is a variant of WPA2. It is used by different governments around the world.

4. Position your router in a good place


While this security measure is overlooked, it is important. Place your router as much as you can in the middle of your house and avoid keeping it near windows. This is to ensure that your Wi-Fi signal range doesn’t go outside your house where it can be intercepted by unauthorized users.

5. Change the admin name and password


Along with changing your network’s name and password, also change the name of the network admin as well as the associated password. Most routers come with the default credentials ‘admin’ and ‘password’, which may be easy to hack into.


Tikona’s services


Tikona Infinet Limited offers its customers wireless broadband services. Several benefits of Tikona Broadband are-
Reliable high-speed wireless connections
Easy and quick deployment
Installation completed within 24 hours depending on the ease of the customer
Tikona’s broadband offers 99% wireless uptime

Tikona Infinet Limited offers wireless broadband services in a licensed spectrum. They also offer services for work purposes such as secured office WiFi connections. This protects you from unwanted cyber attacks. The equipment used by Tikona have innate security features like restricted polling response mechanism where every router is a part of the constant polling conducted by the base station. Thus, no unauthorized router can access the base transceiver station (BTS). For added security, it also has packet based encryption sequencing and multi-level user passwords.