Beam Fiber

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Beam Fiber (also known as Beam Telecom Pvt Ltd and formerly Beam Cable Systems Pvt Ltd) is an Indian Internet Service Provider with its major operations based in Hyderabad, India and Bangalore.[1] The company has been operating since 2006 and is now a part of ACT Group.[2]

Funding[edit]

Beam has received financial backing from India based private equity fund, India Value Fund (IVFA)[3] via ACT group of companies.

Infrastructure and services[edit]

Beam Fiber introduced fiber to the home for the first time in Hyderabad providing high speed internet connectivity at economy packages by implementing optical fiber technologies. With the use of intelligent routing (BGP), dual path redundancy (N+1 Redundancy) and 1:1 Symmetric Duplex communication system,[4] Beam Fiber introduced dedicated leased line to provide solutions for enterprises and large scale organizations.

Timeline[edit]

2004

  • Incorporated as Beam Cable Systems Pvt Ltd., the company launched broadband services in Hyderabad.

2005

  • Obtained Class-B ISP License [5] for the state of Andhra Pradesh

2007

  • Dedicated leased lines service launched

2008

2009

  • Received investment from India Value Fund via Atria Convergence Technologies Pvt. Ltd (ACT Group)
  • Launched 'fiber to the home (FTTH/FTTX)' Solutions for multi-dwelling units.

MouthShut.com incident[edit]

Beam Fiber was in the news in February 2014 for blocking the consumer review and rating site MouthShut.com. As a result more than 500,000 Beam subscribers could not access MouthShut.com.[6] Thousands of users on Twitter slammed this move by Beam Fiber. NDTV channel carried an interview of MouthShut.com CEO, Faisal Farooqui, expressing surprise at the ban. After 48 hours of public pressure and notices, it was reported that MouthShut.com was unblocked.[7]

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