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

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