COAI favours 2 Mbps min broadband speed

Chennai: Industry body COAI said it favours minimum broadband speed of up to 2 Mbps for 4G networks. Currently, the minimum broadband speed is 512 Kbps.

Director general, Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI), Rajan Mathews, said, “Yes, we have supported this, on a 4G network.”

Mathews said most of the telecom operators are de facto already providing more than 2 mbps on an average and ‘at peaks a lot more’, which is borne out by the data speed test results of various firms.

“The problem is in basically saying you are giving one measure for your whole network…on a 4G network you should expect this speed…when we talk about our submission we said up to, because no operator anywhere in the world absolutely says they can guarantee you a certain amount of speed on the network,” Mathews said.

NT Bureau