Tikona Digital Networks (TDN) has revised its tariffs for new and
existing consumers. Under the new tariff the company has launched an
unlimited 4 Mbps plan that costs Rs. 1,499 per month and offers
unlimited downloads. As per the Fair Usage policy (FUP) there is a cap
of 80GB that a user can download in a given month. On completion of the
80GB, the download speed will be distributed based on the contention
ratio. What this means is that the speed will be distributed equally
amongst the number of people that are online at that particular time
from a given area. As per Tikona, the typical contention ratio is 1 is
to 10, which means you'll have to share your connection with 9 other
people after the FUP-usage is completed.
The company is also offering
two new plans for the consumers that fall under medium usage category.
The first one will cost Rs. 849 plus taxes per month. Under this plan,
the consumers can download first 5GB data per month at a speed of 4Mbps,
and a speed of 1Mbps post that. The second plan is priced at Rs. 599
per month and will offer 10GB of fair usage data at the speed of 2Mbps.
Post exhaustion of this limit consumers who have opted for this plan
will be able to download data at 512Kbps.
Finally, there is a
light usage plan which is a pre-paid plan. This plan is only for the new
users and the consumer can opt for either 40GB data in six months plan
or 125GB data in a year. The consumers will have to shell out Rs. 7,999
upfront for the set top box and installation for the yearly plan and Rs.
3,999 for the bi-yearly plan. In both these plans, consumer will be
able to enjoy downloads at 4 Mbps speed.
"With an explosion of
smart devices, rising Internet penetration and advent of bandwidth
intensive graphical/video content and apps, ISPs and telcos will have to
offer abundant usage at affordable prices to consumers in order to
propel the growth of Broadband. In order to remain competitive, Tikona
has always been on the forefront of innovation in terms of tariff
pricing that fits every pocket. We are also glad to be the first to
bring the entry barrier down for high speeds of 4 Mbps and 2 Mbps", said
Mr. Heramb Ranade, Chief Marketing Officer, Tikona Digital Networks.