Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wi-Fi Made Easy with Tikona

India is one of the fastest growing and largest markets when it comes to internet services. Increasing sales of smart phones and mobile internet access has further spurred this growth and the demand for easy and high-speed internet services.

Tikona Digital Networks is one of the leading broadband service providers in India. It provides Wi-Fi services across 25 cities of the country and serves 2.75 lakh customers.

Seamless Connectivity

Tikona offers seamless Wi-Fi internet connections in large homes and offices. A common problem with most Wi-Fi devices used in home is their limited range and the resultant blind spots with poor connectivity. This is especially problematic in larger homes and also in offices. Tikona has addressed this issue ensuring efficient connectivity at multiple levels of your accommodation, whether a row house or a bungalow. Multiple users, with multiple devices can also connect to the Wi-Fi simultaneously.

Customer reactions have already been positive, reaffirming faith in the quality of the service provider. Promises of seamless connectivity throughout the coverage area were naturally greeted with initial skepticism, but as users signed up with Tikona the feedback has been decidedly appreciative, with most customers expressing satisfaction with the quality of service. Most of these users felt that their wireless service prior to Tikona had an inhibiting effect because of the presence of blind spots that restricted their mobility, defeating the very purpose of wireless networks.  Tikona’s service comes as a huge relief to such consumers.

Easy Access

New customers opting for Tikona are surprised with the ease of connectivity. By simply plugging in a router, the user can start using internet services. Engineers simply need to install a signal receiver at the rooftop of one house in the area to make the service accessible to the entire neighborhood. This simplifies what is otherwise a painfully time consuming and inconvenient procedure of installation.

High Speed at Cheaper Rates

Unlike traditional routers, Tikona’s router is attractively designed so that it does not spoil the d├ęcor of the house. High-speed 4G internet is made available along with enhanced security and flawless service to users at affordable rates.

The high-speed services offered by the company enable users to stream videos seamlessly. Subscribers can also choose from a variety of plans, depending on their usage patterns. Users can get data plans for aslittle as INR 500 per month for a speed of 2 Mbps and a data limit of 10 GB. At INR 650 per month, you could enjoy a 15 GB data limit at a speed of 4 Mbps, while at INR 2000 per month you would get a 250 GB data usage limit for a speed of 4Mbps. Prices can vary greatly, but you can choose between cheap plans with low data limits and high speeds, or slower speeds with higher limits, or choose something balanced.

Experts Views

Experts have conducted some tests and found that residents enjoy a superior experience with Tikona. They are guaranteed easier access to online activities that were previously restricted because of connectivity issues. Multi-tasking also gets a lot easier with 4G speeds allowing you to stream videos, download content and surf the net simultaneously. Speed tests confirmed that the speeds offered by traditional dongles were nowhere near the speed of the wireless connection from Tikona.

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Rise of Broadband Subscribers in India

Broadband usage is steadily increasing across India. This growth is expected to continue for reasons that are rather obvious. High-speed, easy access, and seamless service have contributed to the appeal of broadband internet to users.

Growth of Broadband Subscribers
India’s telecom watchdog, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) revealed that the number of broadband users increased by 4.1% from June to July this year. It grew from 108.85 million to 113.32 million. Within the sector, mobile phone and dongle users contributed to the highest growth, with mobile device users increasing by 4.68%, from 92.7 million to 97.04 million, within a span of just one month.

Based on the information given by service providers, TRAI stated that wired subscribers increased from 15.7 million to 15.84, showing a small growth of 0.9%. On the other hand, fixed wireless subscribers decreased from 4.5 lakhs to 4.4 lakhs, showing a fall of 2.84%. Fixed wireless service includes WiFi, Point to Point Radio, WiMax, and VSAT.

During the end of July, 83.83% of the market share of all broadband users was held by the top 5 service providers. Bharti Airtel had the highest number of users, with 26.51 million subscribers, closely followed by Vodafone, which served 22.71 million customers. Bharti Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) was at third position with 18.43 million subscribers, followed by Idea Cellular Limited with 17.43 million users, and Reliance Communications Group with 9.93 million subscribers.

Among wired broadband service providers, BSNL topped the list with 9.92 million users; Bharti Airtel was next with 1.5 million subscribers, followed by Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), with 1.13 million customers. Interestingly, regional companies like Atria Convergence Technologies and YOU Broadband were seen in the top 5 list. Atria Convergence was at the 4th place with 0.75 million users while YOU Broadband was ranked 5th with 0.47 million subscribers.

Another list with the top 5 wireless broadband service providers had Bharti Airtel at the top with 25.01 million users. Vodafone was ranked second with 22.70 million subscribers, while Idea Cellular was third, with 17.42 million customers. The next two names that followed were Reliance Communications Group and BSNL, with 9.81 million and 8.51 million users, respectively.

Tikona Digital Networks
Founded in 2008, Tikona Digital Networks is one of the leading broadband service providers in India. It serves 2.75 lakh customers, across 25 cities in the country. Affordable rates, efficient service, and a superior experience are what draw customers to Tikona.

With a variety of plans, users can choose packages that suit their usage requirements. 4 Mbps plans are available for as little as INR 600 per month, with a 15 GB data cap. Users with higher data requirements can opt for 4 Mbps plans with a 50 GB data limit at a cost of just INR 200 more. Whichever plan you choose, you can be sure to get value for money when dealing with Tikona.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tikona to use Telenet’s 4G-enabled Outdoor CPEs

TikonaDigital Networks is preparing to launch its 4G services by the end of thisyear. The company will be focusing on indoor broadband services for homes and offices.

Tikona’s Association with Telenet -

Tikona has selected Telenet Systems Pvt. Ltd. for its high-speed 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services. It will make use of Telenet’s outdoor Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) and indoor routers. The CPE is powered by a single-mode LTE chipset from Sequans Communications.
The outdoor CPEs are generally fixed atop a terrace so that they can connect with the telecom operator’s high-speed data network. This helps operators to enhance their indoor broadband service with the help of fiber. 

S. Dharmarajan, Vice President (VP) of Sales and Marketing at Telenet Systems informed that Telenet has already started supplying its products to Tikona. In the initial period, it will give a few thousand units of CPEs. He said that Tikona is very much focused on offering broadband services to companies and households.
Tikona makes use of Telenet's products to provide Wi-Fi-based broadband services to homes and offices. It has more than 3 lakh Telenet’s Wi-Fi CPEs installed across India.

Telenet, founded in 1990, has employed nearly 80 people across the country. The company has recently begun to manufacture LTE CPEs in India. Every month, it makes nearly 25,000 Wi-Fi and outdoor LTE CPEs and supplies these to Indian telecom companies.

Tikona’s 4G Plans -

With many service providers trying to launch 4G services across the country, Tikona has already made inroads into the sector and holds 4G spectrum licenses for 5 circles, including Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh (West), Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh (East). The company plans to invest INR 1,500 crores more to strengthen its 4G LTE services in these circles.
Tikona firstrolled out its 4G LTE services in Varanasi, this year as a pilot project. It has built broadband capacities to serve 50,000 homes in the city. With the huge success, the company has decided to replicate the same model in all of the cities under its coverage. It has planned to roll out services in 30 cities by early 2016.

Tikona is known to have built one of the largest outdoor Wi-Fi network infrastructures in the world, consisting of 40,000 access points. Additionally, it is one of the first operatorsto make use of the unlicensed spectrum to establish a secure wireless network.

Tikona strives to give the best internet services at affordable rates in the country. It is working to enhance the accessibility of internet across India.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Implementation of the Fair Usage Policy in India

Fair Usage Policy (FUP) helps keep a tab on customers’ data usage. The policy is adopted by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Telecommunications Service Providers (TSPs). The policy alerts them to reduce a user’s upload or download speed after the customer reaches a certain data cap.
The policy is fair as it asks the companies to provide services in a transparent manner and give all important information to the customers. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has directed that customers should be given information about all the plans and which FUP is applicable to each scheme. They also need to be notified when their data limit reaches levels of 80% and 100%. Besides, companies need to ensure that the speed doesn't go below the specified minimum.
It is also mandated that the conditions of all plans should be explicit in advertisements and not hidden in the small print. Besides, the advertisements should also provide a link for the users to check detailed plans on the company’s website.
Shortcomings in implementation
TRAI has mentioned that the companies should not cut down the speeds or charge extra when they use the word ‘unlimited’ in their plans. But many popular telecom companies and ISPs do not implement this rule. TRAI has been unsuccessful to regulate such malpractices.
In June 2015, a report from the content delivery network Akamai stated that India ranks 115th in the world on the basis of average internet speed. The condition of high-speed internet in India is pitiful. The recently launched Digital India initiative may change the scenario, but the government will have to be more strict and active in order for digitization to be fruitful in the country.
Role of Tikona Digital Networks
Tikona Digital Networks has been implementing the FUP well, and is thus attracting more customers. Tikona offers ‘Unlimited Usage Monthly Super Saver’ plan. It offers various plans depending upon your usage, like the one with 2 Mbps speed at INR 700 per month or the one with 4 Mbps speed at INR 1250 per month. It also has plans with longer validity of 6 to 12 months with speed range of 2 Mbps to 4 Mbps and price range of INR 3300 to INR 7999.
Founded in 2008, it is known for its high-speed wireless networks. It provides WI-Fi data connectivity to homes, small offices and large corporations, too. Its website provides details of the available services at different locations. Tikona offers its data connections in 25 cities in India and is serving 2.75 lakh customers at present.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Cyber Security necessary to create Digital India

With the launch of the Digital India program, more and more people are using the internet in their daily lives. With this, the risks and threats of data loss are also increasing. Hackers may access your personal accounts or bank details. To avoid this, cyber security needs to be uplifted. 

Importance of cyber security

The Digital India program is huge and is sure to receive global attention. Security should be built with every step in the program. It requires a secure ecosystem from the beginning.

The government is working on setting up power grids, air traffic controls, banking systems, etc. Hackers may easily steal information from these systems. The risk increases as there will be varied technologies and devices communicating with each other simultaneously.   

To protect the information being thus exchanged, and to ensure efficient functioning, the government will have to embed security measures in the planning stage itself. Earlier, there have been hacking issues faced by the government. With the spurt in digitization, the threat is set to increase further.

Cyber security equals national security. There may be threats affecting national security if the system has not been secured. Besides, when the government abides by the standard security rules, the stakeholders will benefit by understanding the project better. 

Steps government should take

India will have to build its network filters, work on its early warning devices and add new firewalls to its varied systems. The government needs to achieve maximum digital penetration with minimum cyber risks. The threats may be reduced when new and worthy solutions are generated and applied from the initial stage.

For the perfect protection, not only government but also vendors offering services should stick to stringent security standards. Vendors will provide internet infrastructure, devices, systems and solutions. All of these require better coordination between the government and vendors. They need to have a robust plan to quickly identify the threats and eliminate them. 

The government will also need to design a policy for strengthening cyber security. India has a Cyber Security Act 2013. But, the proper implementation of this act needs to be ensured. A professionally skilled team will help in proper implementation.

Another important measure is awareness. For this, the private sector needs to equally support the government. Awareness about cyber security is low in India. But the scenario is slowly changing. Companies are recruiting experts to have efficient security management. More the awareness, more companies will adopt better security measures.

The government will have to invest and plan cyber security efficiently to make its programa success. Cyberspace is a national asset, which needs to be protected. For a robust system, the government and private companies will need to work as a team.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Internet Security Threats and How to Counter Them

Internet has found its way in every house and office. With more and more access to the web, the threat to personal data has also increased.

The internet of things is the next big thing that will cover India. Many privacy and security concerns are expected to arise because of this. A study suggests that nearly 13 billion devices collect and store data at present. The number may double by the time 2020 comes around.
Small companies need to take a lot of care of their data. They may lose customers or prestige when data is lost, stolen or misused. Government rules make the companies liable to securely store and protect data. It asks companies to make rightful use of the information and store it only till it is required.

Some of the future security threats and possible solutions are:

Peeping Regulators

As devices store data, many regulators will have an eye on it. Energy companies come up with devices that help you to reduce the bill. Your details will thus be shared with your service provider. The Information Commissioner will also take an interest in the data. Moreover, the data may be shared in other countries, too posing a security threat.

One of the things you can do to stay clear of any kind of snooping on your data is read the fine print on apps or software’s that you install on your computer. In addition to this, we recommend that you do not save passwords or email addressed on a computer that is used by others. Also, if you’re undertaking financial transactions on the internet, please pay attention to the URL – ‘http://’ and ‘https://’ are variations of Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. The latter one, (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.

Threat to life
It is vital to protect your data. Hackers would track it and may harm you or cause trouble. In fact, data could be used for blackmail as well as used to help someone impersonate you.  This is known as Identity Theft. It is thus necessary to authenticate your communication.

Understanding that your information, be it your address, phone number, bank account details, etc., is extremely critical is the first step towards protecting your data. Always use strong passwords, lock your computer and mobile phones when you’re not using them and, ensure that sensitive information that could come back to harm you is always deleted. If possible, Encrypt files, especially when taken out of the office (e.g. on a memory stick, or sent via e-mail)

Many companies are coming up with ways to tackle data loss. They want devices to be secured. Data loss may enable pranksters to harass the authorities. Besides, losing the data to terrorists or other criminals may be fatal and destructive.

Privacy concerns

Losing data may violate your privacy rights. To protect the privacy of an individual, one solution may be applied. Personal details of a person should be kept distinct from the data produced by sensors and other devices. This will let companies or government authorities get access to the data without risking somebody’s identity.


Companies should abide by the rules and take extra care to ensure a person’s privacy and data. They also need to keep a check on their employees from time to time. New policies that will have stringent laws for data security should be introduced. The fines and punishments for companies that misuse data also need to be increased.

To protect your data, it is very important to be associated with a trustworthy company. Tikona Digital Networks will be a reliable source for a secured broadband connection. Contact now and enjoy the varied services by being stress-free. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Delhi, a Growing Internet Hub

Internet is found in almost every home in India. As per data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India had 25.51 million broadband users in rural areas and 73.69million broadband users in urban areas till March, 2015. The total number of broadband users in the country were 99.2 million. 

In rural areas, Karnataka tops the number of broadband subscribers with 2.77 million followed by Kerala’s 2.52 million and Tamil Nadu’s 2.27 million. In urban areas, Delhi topped the list with 8.7 million. Next in the list is Tamil Nadu with 7.56 million, and Maharashtra along with Goa with 7.44 million together. 

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Information Technology Minister suggested that the number of broadband users in rural India is low due to the lack of strong infrastructure. Also, electrical connections in remote areas have proven to be a major issue. Besides, literacy and the number of computers in rural areas both are low. He added that the government has issued funds of Rs.26.75 crore in FY 2014-15 for the State Service Delivery Gateway (SSDG) project.

Tikona Digital in Delhi

Tikona DigitalNetworks has played a vital role in boosting internet usage in Delhi. The company has also offered free Wi-Fi services at the Maharana Pratap Inter-State bus Terminus (ISBT) since April 2013. The Maharana Pratap ISBT runs buses between Delhi and seven states.
The Wi-Fi service offered by Tikona Digital will let travelers from these states use wireless broadband services free cost for the first 30 minutes.
Chief Operating Officer of Tikona Digital, Sridhar Krish, said that this service will provide lakhs of commuters access to the internet during transit. They will get to experience Tikona broadband services that are high-speed and operate through secured wireless connectivity.

Tikona Digital Networks is present in 25 cities of India. It has a large customer base of 2.75 lakh subscribers. Tikona Digital is also the biggest outdoor Wi-Fi service provider with 40,000 outdoor wireless access points spread all over the country.
Internet from Indian Railways in Delhi
Indian Railways has also decided to offer Wi-Fi services in the Howrah Rajdhani Express traveling between Delhi and West Bengal as a pilot project. Indian Railways will make an investment of Rs. 6.3 crore for this. Wi-Fi connectivity will be given to the different coaches in the train and they will also be linked with satellite communication that will be set up by satellite hub facility.
Indian Railways is providing these services currently to the passengers. The service is provided to the three rakes of the Howrah Rajdhani Express. 

In view of the current announcements, a few more may be on the anvil, which will ultimately boost internet growth in Delhi.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Green Broadband - Tikona's Contribution to the Environment

Tikona Broadband has celebrated seven years at the forefront of broadband technology in India, garnering rave reviews along the way. What also sets the company apart is the care and attention they have paid to the environment. Check out the presentation below for Tikona Broadband's initiative with regards to green broadband -  

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

India - Moving towards Digitization

Internet has transformed our lives. It connects people and simplifies processes. The people in India are rapidly embracing internet technology.

More than 80% of India’s population uses mobile phones while 10% use smartphones. Experts predict that 5 million internet users and 8.3 million networked devices users will keep adding every month for the next three years.

The revolutionized India will move ahead from the rest of the world. The dream of digitized India will turn into reality as IP networks are joining innumerable devices and transferring large amounts of data.

Many organizations are moving towards digitization. They use technology to store records, share data and carry on their daily activities. Newer technological advancements are giving faster, simpler and cheaper solutions to companies. Governments are also focusing on developing smart cities.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Digital India’ program. Under this program, the government has planned to set up infrastructure and provide broadband services in rural areas, internet access to public, Wi-Fi facilities in schools and universities, electronic government services, etc.

In terms of urban planning, the government will be creating 100 ‘Smart Cities.’ The concept is designed to simplify and upgrade the lifestyles of the citizens. Digitization will help to achieve developed and empowered India.

  • One-touch services will be provided to the citizens. Investments will be made for parking solutions. The solution will help to combat traffic congestion and pollution.
  • Efficient water management and gas monitoring solutions will provide real-time information on the usage and wastage through leaks. This will help save water and gas.
  • Transportation management will be done through sensors, trackers, camera, records, etc.
  • Virtual offices will enhance employee competency and save costs on physical structures and commuting.
  • E-learning will change the education sector and help students learn efficiently.
  • Security solutions will also be upgraded. Centers, vehicles, situational awareness, etc. will be shaped by digitization.

As India is moving towards digitization, Tikona Digital Networks will play a significant role in providing technological solutions. The company is providing wireless broadband services in 25 cities of the country and is known for its faster and cheaper connectivity. It will be in the forefront to create a digitized India.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Download all you Want - Tikona Internet Plans

Tikona Digital Networks is a growing Indian broadband service provider that is offering high speed internet services to homes and enterprises. They have just introduced more plans that let you download unlimited data at high speed.  Tikona is the winner of the BWA (4G) spectrum which covers a population of 300 million in 5 circles – Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West) and Himachal Pradesh.

Tikona internet plans are very versatile as there is a subscription plan to suit all kinds of usages. The three main categories of tariff plans are:

  • Tikona Heavy usage category: (No GB restrictions)

Unlimited 4Mbps plan with different FUP from 80 to 250 GB, in different price ranges, starting at Rs.1000.

  • Tikona Medium usage category: (5 GB to 20GB per month)

2- 4 Mbps plans for FUP ranging from 25 GB to 50 GB, with guaranteed bill limit.

  • Tikona Light usage category: (40 GB for 6 months, 125 GB for 12 months)

This is a prepaid plan where the rate is a highly competitive 6 paise per MB for 125GB. This is a 12 month plan @ Rs.7999 which includes ST and installation.

High speed, and facilities like online bill pay and recharge make Tikona a reliable internet service provider. The company understands your needs for high speed internet for entertainment and work. It provides you packages with high speeds and maximum download capacity that fit your budget.

Here are three reasons why you should opt for Tikona internet plans:
  • Speed
Say goodbye to the buffering circle every time you stream a video or audio online and say hello to high speed internet that lets you stream two to four videos at a time. Downloading videos and other media files has never been easier.

  • Higher Fair Usage Policy
We understand your internet related needs and that is why Tikona internet plans have the highest fair usage policy limit. We have plenty of data to offer you, irrespective of the duration and purpose of usage.

  • Reliable Broadband Service Provider
You do not have to worry about internet problems arising due to faulty cables as Tikona network is completely wireless. This means zero outages and maximum uptimes. If at all you face any glitches, our customer care executives are available to solve your queries.

Tikona’s high speed and glitch free services, that fit within your budget, are waiting for you. Visit the website today to know more and to bid goodbye to slow services with your new connection from Tikona.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Wireless Setup 101 — a Guide for Configuring Your Router

Setting up a wireless router is the easiest way to ensure all wired and wireless devices in your house enjoy reliable access to high-speed Internet connectivity. Along with support for wireless connectivity, a standard router has three or four LAN ports that allow the Internet connection to be shared with desktops through LAN cables. Hence, , you should know how to set up a router on your own irrespective of whether you are using Tikona’s wirelessbroadband services or a conventional wired connection. Thankfully, this is not a very complicated task, and can be done even if you are not a computer expert.

Once the router is set up, you can start the configuration process by entering the router’s address, user ID, and password into your web browser. Once you are logged in, you will be required to configure the following details.

SSID or Network Name
This will be the name of your wireless network. Choose a unique name so that you can easily identify your personal wireless network amongst all other networks within the range of your smartphone or laptop.

SSID Broadcast
Enabling this feature will ensure your network shows up whenever the mobile or wireless device searches for wireless networks. If this feature is disabled, you will have to manually enter the network details as the wireless network will not be visible to devices.

Choose India or Asia depending on the options available

Choose auto mode to ensure the device selects the right channel automatically. If auto mode is not available, then choose any channel at random. This will not affect your connectivity experience.

For reliable connectivity, it is advisable to opt for the ‘Both b and g mode’.

Security Option
This feature is the digital equivalent to the lock installed on the front door of your house. Set up a strong alphanumeric password to protect your wireless network from unauthorized access. Enabling this feature will ensure devices can connect to your network only after the password has been entered and accepted.

Once the router has been set up, you should configure the Internet or Wide Area Network settings. This involves choosing between dynamic IP, DHCP, or ISP provided IP address.

To ensure you can connect wired devices through LAN cables, specify the IP settings for your Local Area Network. It is advisable to let the DHCP allot IP addresses for all LAN devices for automatic and hassle-free configuration of the Local Area Network.

Once you have entered all these details, restart the router and make sure the configurations remains the same. Once this is done, contacting your service provider or connecting the router to the modern should be enough for you to start enjoying high-speed Internet access.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Long Term Solutions for Internet Users

Time – it’s the most important, indispensible commodity in the world. For all the commodities, avenues and other things, the one element that’s the same for all is time. In this day and age, we’re on a quest to do as many things as possible within the 24 hours of each day.

We perceive activities such as errands to take up our precious time (even though some many take mere seconds!) and cutting down on them

Take bills for example, wouldn’t it be great to pay bills once every six months. What if you could make a payment for the entire year and not worry about the same? Something like this reeks of the convenience that many of us desire. Almost serendipitously entering this conversation is the internet; after all, we live in a world where the internet is one of the most critical aspects of our lives. What if somehow, you could have internet connectivity that you don’t have to worry about, no bills to take care of on a regular basis once you’ve paid them and an unparalleled support team on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week?

No, we’re not making it up. If this is indeed what you’re looking for, Tikona is the solution. Flexi usage plans are a unique offering by Tikona. Valid for six to thirty months and varying in speeds ranging from two to four MBPS, they offer long term, reliable solutions for users looking for a stable and high quality internet plan. These plans have a download limit, but even if you run out, you can avail of a recharge pack. These range from 8GB in download limit and 90 days in duration, to a 50 GB one which is valid for a year – truly long term solutions that cater to your needs. After all, in your busy schedule, that’s one less thing for to worry about!

For more on Flexi Usage and other internet plans on offer from Tikona, please do check out the below presentation:

Monday, April 13, 2015

The bright future of Internet in India

India’s tremendous surge in the internet market has not gone unnoticed by internet giants. According to statistics Indian users rose from the 50 million mark in 2007 to a staggering 100 million in 2010 and expanded to an unprecedented 300 million plus in 2014. These figures prove that India is the second highest global internet market and has a lot more potential.

The Internet in India took more than ten year to reach the 100 million mark and nearly 3 years to go from 100 million to 300 million. Clearly, Internet has become mainstream in India. According to a recent study, merchandise purchased through online portals in the Indian market is also going to see a steep increase from the $11 billion in 2013 to an astounding $137 billion in 2020. The study was conducted by the American multinational financial services corporation Morgan Stanley; they have also researched that the Indian internet industry value could touch up to $200 billion in the near future.

In 2013, the $11 billion Indian internet market was dominated by the travel industry which formed $8 billion, next came e-commerce, which was around $3 billion and advertising/classifieds made up for the remaining. But, the facts are about to change as e-commerce is set to overtake the overall internet market with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 66% ($102 billion), it will be followed by travel with a CAGR of 20% ($28 billion) and the rest will be online advertising/classifieds with a CAGR of 14% ($7 billion).

With such figures, it can’t be surprising that India has one of the fast growing internet bases in the world. With 24 crore people online and nearly three times that yet to come aboard, the future is ripe for many telecommunications companies in India. Take for example, Tikona Digital Networks, a company barely seven years old that’s making waves in this sector. Started by three individuals in 2008, the Mumbai-based company has a subscriber base of 2.5 lakh and that number is growing. By providing a new-age broadband solution to consumers, the company has differentiated itself from the competition right at the onset. Additionally, the proprietary wireless technology has also allowed Tikona to expand further into Tier 1 and Titer 2 cities in India, where most of India’s population still lives. With this, the company has ensured that it’s relevant to the next wave of internet users from India.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Internet, a Popular Medium for Education

The internet in India has seen a drastic change in the recent years. It has grown tremendously in the country. Being a cheap medium, it is widely popular with every mobile user. After China and US, India ranks third globally in the number of internet users.

The government is trying to further widen the coverage of the net. It has also targeted 2015 for boosting the use of internet in the country. With the rise in its connectivity and popularity, the medium is becoming equally important in educating the masses. In the recent years, the audience has become matured and internet is widely being used as a learning medium.

How internet helps in learning?

Internet is a deep sea for learning. There is enormous content available on the net on any and every topic. There are also many portals available that boost education. One may learn a new term or a whole subject through these portals. It also enhances the general knowledge. Besides, people may get timely and quick news updates.
Apart from these, there are many video lectures, discussions and tests conducted for a particular course. A student can get access to high-quality education or a lecture of a renowned professor in an affordable manner through broadband internet. The internet becomes a savior for competitive exams, preparing notes, making projects, etc. It also enhances campus learning and offers flexibility. One can watch an online video before attending a lecture to strengthen their base or get answers for millions of questions through the net.

Seeing the tremendous growth of internet in India, the HRD department also seeks to focus on online education. The government has planned to launch new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) wherein courses will be available for the citizens for free on the web.

There is so much of quality content on the internet that one can learn new things each day in life. The web provides enormous growth opportunities. Understanding this, the government is seeking to boost internet accessibility and learning. Tikona, being one of the service providers in the country is in the forefront to educate the masses through the internet. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tikona Networks: An Insight to one of the Top ISP companies in India

Tikona was founded in 2008 by Prakash Bajpai, it is an Internet Service Provider Company and has a strong customer base across India. Tikona ranks among the top three broadband service providers in India and also includes 6,000 SMEs among its subscribers. The company built a strong customer base by facilitating quality service and great internet plans. 

Tikona also made history by being the world’s largest outdoor wireless network provider by installing more than 40,000 access points throughout India. The company was also successful in acquiring the All-India Class-A ISP license by the Ministry of Communications, Government of India. The founder, Prakash Bajpai is a well-known figure in the Telecommunication industry as he was the President and CEO of Reliance Communications before finding Tikona. 

Tikona generally goes beyond all the technical aspects they excel in. Building a good rapport with the subscriber is what has made the company successful in a short span of time. A satisfied user of Tikona broadband termed their services as ‘Leaders in the competition’ and said, “I have been using Tikona for a longtime and so far so good. I would like to appreciate Tikona services. You can’t compare any ISP just only on network connectivity; you should also compare that what kind of after sales services they are providing.” This is one of the several Tikona reviews in which, a user has mentioned that he is truly delighted with the company’s after sales services. 

Website and Tikona Internet Plans Tikona’s official website, is designed to provide with a simplified outlook about complicated internet packages. Under the ‘Broadband plans’ tab is a list of all the packages offered by Tikona, ranging from Heavy Usage to Light Usage. The ‘Plan Selector’ option is for new subscribers who are muddled in selecting a plan, the option considers your budget, speed and usage and offers a suitable internet package.