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.