The days are gone when it used take 30 minutes to download a five MB song from the net. Yes, with the introduction of broadband services in India, the war to capture the market has already begun. We are witnessing a huge array of offerings by various service providers in the country to name some of them
|MTNL||3G, HSDPA, Broadband (Wire-line)|
|BSNL||3G, EVDO, Broadband (Wire-line)|
|Airtel||EVDO, Broadband (Wire-line)|
|TATA||Broadband (Wire-line), HSIA (Wireless)|
|Reliance||Broadband (Wire-line), HSDPA|
In context to our previous post regarding 3G services in India. We are here with a comparison between Reliance promoted Netconnect Plus and TATA promoted Photon. Reliance uses HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access) and TATA uses HSIA (High Speed Internet Access) as backbone technology for their offerings. Both service providers claims that they provide 3.1 Mbps as downlink (download speed) and 1.8 Mbps uplink (Upload Speed).
Below you can see we have tried to draw a comparison between them:
|Reliance Net connect Plus||TATA Photon|
|Network Connectivity / Availability||[rate 3]||[rate 2.5]|
|Customer Care||[rate 2]||[rate 2]|
|Area Covered||[rate 3.5]||[rate 3]|
|Hardware Options||[rate 3]||[rate 3]|
|Tariff plans||[rate 3]*||[rate 2]|
|Third party review and comparisons||[rate 2]||[rate 3]|
|User sentiment||[rate 2.5]||[rate 2] #|
# Many people think the people who were behind their wire line business are also working for wireless business and we all know who TATA is performing in wire line business.
The only thing which we personally dint like, is the cap on the unlimited plans (by introducing fare usage clause in their terms and conditions). In the first place, if the provider is placing any kind of restrictions on the plans provided then the company should convey the same clearly. It makes no sense naming a plan as unlimited then placing a star on top of it.
We would not like to give any kind of overall rating by quoting which is better or which one to buy. The above mentioned article is only for informational purpose. User who is looking to buy such products is requested to do some more research on his own before buying products.