Tikona Broadband is a Mumbai based company that primarily provides wireless broadband connectivity, amongst other services. The company began its operations in 2008. The brand has an IP network that is functional in 25 cities across India and is planning to expand its footprint to tier-III and new urban and semi-urban markets. Tikona Digital Networks has an all India class A ISP license granted by the Ministry of Communications, Govt. of India, for the purpose of building the next generation wireless broadband services for home and enterprise customers in India.
Tikona is expected to deploy 4G LTE network and provide coverage to several smaller cities and towns in India by the end of 2015. The rates of the 4G internet are predicted to be relatively affordable to enable more people to get access to internet. LTE is one of the best standards for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals. This would ensure better connectivity and uninterrupted services for customers.
It is also expected that Tikona would build comprehensive services framework, which can be outsourced to various service providers globally, that would deliver various next generation services to customers. The infrastructure would be designed to provide multimedia content, video, voice and other IT applications facilities though broadband or an IP based network.
Tikona Broadband plans include several low rate internet connection plans such as the 2 MBps and the 4 MBps plans with the option of unlimited data offer. Additionally, it also offers secure Wi-Fi solutions for offices. It uses WPA2 Enterprise to offer access to Wi-Fi and also has an inbuilt ‘Quality of Service’ feature and helps deploy a leased line connection wirelessly without disrupting existing wired network. Tikona also facilitates optimal usage of bandwidth by implementing a load-sharing method.
Tikona Infinet is a subsidiary of the company that mainly offers services to the domestic enterprise market. Wireless last mile access is offered by the brand for its Virtual Private Network (VPN) and the Internet facilities. The services offered by this subsidiary include business mailing, data center and network facility management, VPN, and internet solutions, among other options. Using its wireless last mile feature, connectivity is extended to regions across India through Tikona Infinet’s Points of Presence (POP). The whole process is carried out through the brand’s Wireless Broadband (WBB) base stations located at each POP.
The company meets several global standards with its state-of-the-art data center infrastructure as corroborated by many customers with their positive reviews about Tikona. Many of those reviews about Tikona Broadband states that it offers expandability, flexibility, manageability and scalability that is required for today’s networked business enterprises.
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|May 17, 2017||BGR.in - Government to lose Rs 217 crore revenue post Airtel-Tikona acquisition: Reliance Jio|
|May 17, 2017||Tech Spot - Government to lose Rs 217 crore revenue with Airtel's Tikona acquisition: Jio|
|May 17, 2017||Tech2 - Government set to lose Rs 217 crore in revenue from Airtel-Tikona deal, claims Jio|
|May 16, 2017||m.thehindubusinessline.com - Airtel should pay ₹217 crore to exchequer for buying Tikona’s 4G spectrum: RJio|
|May 16, 2017||livemint.com - Airtel-Tikona deal: Reliance Jio asks telecom dept to withhold clearance|
|Mar 29, 2017||Times of India - Sitemap - Bharti sells tower stake, raises Rs 6k cr|
|Jan 17, 2017||Economic Times - Tikona gets $171 million from US govt agency|
|Sep 21, 2016||Economic Times - Telenor, Tikona in talks to merge parts of broadband business|
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