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Kerala’s Startup Village gets 1GBPS internet Connection, 2nd in the World

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While most other places in India struggle to get a decent 1 mbps connections, Kerala’s Startup Village has become only the 2nd place in the world to get a whooping 1 GBPS internet line. The only other place that has 1 GBPS connectivity is Google sponsored Startup Village in Kansas City, USA, which was launched last year and is part of Google Fibre Network.

Startup Village

Startup Village, based out of Kochi in Kerala is India’s first Public Private Partnership model Technology Business Incubator for product startups.

To give you a perspective of what speed a 1 GBPS internet connectivity can deliver – you can watch over 200 HD movies streaming online simultaneously or download the entire HD movie in less than 30 seconds.

How has it been possible?

Startup Village being located at Kochi, gives it a distinct advantage – There are 2 undersea cables (used for internet backbone) that terminate at Kochi that allowed quick procurement of High-Speed internet connectivity.

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Kochi Startup Village Chairman said “Startup Village aims to build the elements of a world class tech ecosystem to realize the dream of a Silicon Coast in India. Apart from 100% teledensity and literacy, the submarine landing station at Kochi creates a perfect backdrop to try this ambitious pilot to effectively change the tech start-up policies in India to be at par with Silicon Valley”

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6 comments

  1. Ohh my GOD, don’t you think it’s like a dream to access Internet Speed of 1GBPS ? I hope that someday my PC will experience that speed and then I’ll check is it really downloading Full HD movie in just 30 seconds or taking more seconds :) Thanks for such a news.

  2. Excellent news. Specially when the map is shown. When we see at the map, we understand why Kochi is in a position of advantage. Now my idea is with such a large coast, India should develop undersea connectivity around the sea coast. For example, a cable should connect all major cities along the coast starting from Gujarat and ending in West Bengal. In an instance, half of India will have access to the High speed internet. (considering the triangular shape of southern India which will make it easy to connect the coastal cities which are not connected now like Goa, Vizag, Bhubaneswar etc land locked cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune etc from both sides of the sea) Also reading the article makes me feel, laying sub-sea cables, and underground cables is a big market for infra companies. Is there any Indian company which is in this kind of business? I read some where that RIL laid cross country cables for connecting its multi locational operations and is going to use the same in its mobile services. Just my two paisa :)

  3. Its great to here about the start up village being 2nd in world to get 2 gbps speed. But need to implement in other cities as well to make the country the first ever to get such a speed. But I completely agree with Suvechchha Saha on his view that it wont be possible to for the cities like delhi and Banglore But their must be some other medium through which it may be possible..

  4. Its great to here about the start up village being 2nd in world to get 2 gbps speed. But need to implement in other cities as well to make the country the first ever to get such a speed. But I completely agree with Suvechchha Saha on his view that it wont be possible to for the cities like delhi and Banglore But their must be some other medium through which it may be possible..

  5. thanks

  6. It won't be possible of other land locked cities like delhi or bangalore.

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