July 22, 2009

Netconnect vs. Photon

Filed under: Evdo.coverage,Technology — namanpugalia @ 8:41 pm

One of the many ‘national’ experiments we will conduct is a coverage and speed contest between wireless broadband providers.

Naman will use the Reliance Netconnect Broadband+ and Alok will test the Tata Photon+. We will use the speed test tool available at Dslreports to check for speed.  The single transfer speed-test probes for maximum line speed, both upload and download. Almost everyday you will see images like the one below.

This is the result of a speed test conducted from Naman’s residence in south Mumbai. The download speed (in green) is 357 Kbps and the upload speed (in red) is 120 Kbps.

For network strength, we will rely on the service provider’s estimate indicated by the number of bars.


This is a first for India. Nobody has tested 2 national wireless internet service providers as comprehensively as this.



  1. are these the only 2 wireless service providers in the country?
    does bsnl have a similar thing? .coz it has the best mobile network in the far-flung corners of India…

    Comment by malay — July 24, 2009 @ 11:58 pm | Reply

  2. Malay,

    BSNL has a similar device. As Reliance and Tata are private players, they are comparable.
    You might be right about BSNL having the most comprehensive coverage.

    Comment by namanpugalia — August 6, 2009 @ 11:22 pm | Reply

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