Internet Consumption During Lockdown In India

Introduction

In this blog we will learn internet consumption in India and the states which have consumed most internet consumption.

The most dreadful and dangerous situation faced by every individual across the globe which has changed the lifestyle, changed the lives of few countries is COVID-19. Almost all countries have faced the worst impacts in the post pandemic conditions both in personal and professional way. But still the world has taken it as the greatest challenge and even discovered all possible ways to eradicate and to save the world from this situation. Many companies, organisations, schools and every office has started working from home which has shown tremendous work output in a positive way without losing the confidence and moral values. Even the companies and organisations have supported their employees morally while working from home and arranged all possible ways to attain and achieve success in the market. The main reason behind the success of every organisation in professional way is ‘internet’ and even in personal focus the main entertainment area is successful because of this internet. So, in both ways means in entertainment perspective and even in professional way the world has been placed in your hands just because of internet. The consumption of this internet has been increased a lot because of its implementations by many individuals mainly in countries like India, Canada and USA. In this article, our readers will learn the statistics of internet consumption mainly happened in this pandemic situation in the country INDIA.

Survey Details Of Internet Consumption During Lockdown In India

Data which is collected from many telecommunications company and internet service providers shows that Indians have consumed an average of 307,964 TB of data which when compared to the statistics of previous year about 19% by the end of the month march 2020. On daily basis, the average consumption of internet is around 308 PB petabytes which has been utilised mostly for the streaming content, uploading and downloading purposes of data. The data in one PB is equal to 500 billion pages of standard text which shows how the consumption of internet has been tremendously increased compared to the prior situations.

Survey Of Internet Consumption During Lockdown In India
Survey Of Internet Consumption During Lockdown In India

States like Andhra Pradesh, Bihar has been rose about 13% in internet consumption where in Maharashtra data consumption was the highest consumption of internet during lockdown. The main channels or streaming services that utilised most consumption of internet is YouTube and Netflix apps. By the month of April, the statistics has shown that the consumption has increased to more 6% and 18% in mobile speeds. India’s current broadband speed is an average of 36.17mbps and download speed is 9.67mbps.

In India, there are many internet providers who maintain data centre services providing seamless experience through satellite internet and wireless internet. There is a high demand for both types of services as the demand of internet has been increased tremendously and vastly during lockdown in INDIA as many organisations like IT offices, schools and govt. institutions have provided work from option due to pandemic situation across the globe. This situation has increased the demand for internet service providers in INDIA and for its services too. This demand of increase in internet is not only seen in the case of business internet but also in the case of domestic purposes like many users are using for the apps like Netflix, YouTube, Facebook and many applications and websites offering the users with excellent and cost-effective packages to watch their favourite shows. So, among the internet providers in India VITEL GLOBAL INDIA is one of the best and leading internet service providers in the market who are providing the best services like satellite internet and wireless internet with the best packages including your favourite channels.

Broad Band Services In India

Introduction to broad band services in India.

Internet in India, implemented first in the year 1986 only for education field or community and later in the year 1995 it was implemented in all communities. First, let us see what is broadband before knowing the broadband services in India.

What is broadband?

Broadband means the transmission of data over a high speed internet connection through multiple types of technologies. This data which is transmitted over internet is wide bandwidth data which includes multiple signals and traffic types. The medium that is used for transmission can be coaxial cable, optical fibre, radio or twisted pair. When compared to traditional analog or ISDN and dial up access the speed transmission of data over broadband is very fast.

Types of broadband

Broadband is generally transmitted through high speed transmission technologies and factors. The technologies that are included are:

    • DSL
    • CABLE MODEM
    • FIBER
    • WIRELESS
    • SATELLITE
    • BPL
The factors that are considered for providing broadband services are:
    • location or place of living whether in urban or local place
    • packages such as voice telephone and home entertainment
    • cost
    • availability
Broad band services in India
Broad band services in India

DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)

DSL is a technology that implements wireline process that transmits data very fast over traditional copper telephone lines whether it may be home or business. It provides speeds ranging from several hundreds kbps to millions bits per second and depends upon on the distance from home or office and nearest telephone company facility. The technologies that are implemented in DSL are:

ADSL: ADSL means asymmetrical digital subscriber line used by residential customers mostly who do surfing and searching a lot when compared to data sending thus it provides faster downstream data transmission over the same telephone line.

SDSL: symmetrical digital subscriber line used by businesses which is mainly used for video conferencing and meetings where bandwidth for both upstream and downstream transmissions is done equally. There are two types in SDSL one is HDSL high data rate subscriber line and VDSL very high data rate digital subscriber line are also implemented in business depending upon the requirement.

Cable Modem

This is the broadband service that is provided using coaxial cables that have two connections one to the cable wall and the other to a computer. The transmission speed provided through this will be 1.5Mbps and more which can be accessed very easily just by turning on the computers and the speed may differ depending upon the traffic load compared to DSL

Fiber

In fiber optic technology, electrical signals are converted which carries data to light and transmits the light through transparent fibers which has the diameter similar to human hair. Fiber transmits data far more speed compare to  DSL or cable modem speeds. It depends on many factors like the distance between your computer and service provider and its configuration and the amount of bandwidth that is distributed for deleting video services and video in demand and other services.

Wireless

This type of service connects home or business to the internet using radio link between the home or office location and the provider’s facility. It can be mobile or fixed which uses longer range broadband service using external antenna. Wireless internet service provider’s  provides services often implemented in rural areas. Mobile wireless broadband services are also available for mobiles which provides limited speed. WLAN wireless local area network provide wireless broadband services over short distances and which is implemented as hotspots where internet is available in public areas such as restaurants, coffee shops and others.

Satellite

Satellite broadband is another form of wireless broadband which depends on several factor for transmission of data like weather and satellite orbiting position for downstream and upstream speeds.

BPL (Broadband Over Powerline)

This is the broadband service provided through the low and medium voltage distribution network which provides cable and modem speeds but it is available in limited areas.

What is broadband speed?

Broadband speed is usually required for streaming HD videos ,gaming and to download large files as well as to upload, streaming music, surfing internet and for office activities like arranging video conferencing and others. Different packages provided by different broadband providers have different speed plans up to 100mbps and above.

Conclusion

In India, irrespective of location you live whether in city or rural areas many multiple of broadband providers are there which provide multiple plans or packages which differ one from the other in factors like speed and location. The best broadband providers in India are reliance JIO, Airtel, Vodafone and BSNL and many other  providers but one should follow few steps or measures to choose the best broadband service provider: