Set up in 2001 by British Gas as Iqara Broadband, YOU Broadband India Pvt. Ltd is a privately held company with financial backing from funds advised by TRG Management LP.
YOU Broadband is a category ‘A’ ISP and India’s first ISO accredited broadband service provider. One of the leading independent ISPs in India, YOU offers high speed Internet and voice services through cable modem platform to residential, SME and corporate customers in 12 cities. As a part of its growth plans, YOU is rapidly expanding its presence in other cities across the country.
YOU’s over 3000 kms of optic fibre cable and 6000 kms of last mile coaxial cable network in all its operational cities facilitates world-class service delivery to its customers. The company has so far invested Rs 4 billion on broadband cable infrastructure across 12 operational cities. The network has been put together by partnering with companies likes Motorola, Avvaya, Commscope, Cisco etc. YOU employs over 1400 people across 12 cities and plans to double up its talent base over the next two years.
YOU Broadband offers high-speed data and voice services through the Internet. Primarily, it offers high speed Internet services to residential, corporate and SME customers. For corporate and SME customers YOU offers dedicated leased line to enable them to send huge amounts of data. It is the first private ISP to announce 2 Mbps plans in 2007 when Government made it mandatory for all ISPs to provide the service.
It is one of the few companies along with the large telcos capable of offering Triple Play services. This means, through one connection customers can access broadband, make voice calls through Internet (VoIP) and watch videos. YOU offers these services to individual customers in their residences and to corporates.
YOU’s Internet Telephony services (holds ITSP license) allows users to make International calls at affordable rates. To further enhance its VoIP offerings YOU acquired Ahmedabad-based ISP IceNet in 2007, which had strong VoIP solutions.
YOU is also one of the first to introduce IP phones in India. It is a fixed landline device that uses broadband connection instead of a telephone line to make calls.
YOU offers international calling cards to enable people with any broadband connection to make VoIP calls. These cards are available in range of denominations. With YOU VoIP solutions customers can save up to 75-80% of their ISD bills.
Wireless (WiFi) broadband
Online Value Added Services
YOU offers a variety of Value Added Services to its broadband customers:
YOU Play - online gaming service with over 100 new games added every month. Content provided by Indiagames, Kreeda games etc.
YOU Learn - online education service for school and college students powered by 24x7 Guru.
YOU Call - Internet Telephony, allows making international calls at low rates.
YOU Fone - A telephone that uses broadband connection to make ISD.