Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, May 17: City-based DeeNet Services Pvt Ltd is offering unlimited internet data at an affordable cost.
Led by managing director Sandesh Poojary, DeeNet based in Mangaluru was started seven years ago to provide internet at an affordable cost. Today, it has turned out to be one of the leading internet providers through optical fibre network.
DeeNet has gained reputation in the district with its best service to its customers. It now has 15,000 connections all over the district and 5,000 connections in other district through franchises.
DeeNet is an only a Mangaluru-based company which has a license from the department of telecommunications but also its own data center here.
Customers can now enjoy DeeNet’s attractive packages at affordable costs. It has announced a new package at Rs 199 at a speed of up to 15 Mbps.
Plans (Data unlimited)
Steady 50 Mbps Rs 399
Startup 60 Mbps Rs 499
Bounce 75 Mbps Rs 599
Raise 100 Mbps Rs 699
Fast 150 Mbps Rs 799
Allegro 200 Mbps Rs 999
Presto 300 Mbps Rs 1,499
Molto 500 Mbps Rs 1,999
Turbo 1Gbps Rs 2,999
Providing jobs for needy and freshers
Sandesh says, “For a year until I received 15 connections, I worked alone as it was very difficult. After 50 more connections, I kept on hiring more employee. Today, I have over 60 employees working relentlessly for my company. I always look for needy people who are looking for jobs and freshers. I understand their pain as I went through a lot of difficulties being jobless and found it difficult to get a job as a fresher. All my employees working at DeeNet are practical engineers.”
How DeeNet took shape
Sandesh was a medical representative and also had done an animation course. He was working in Hyderabad at DQ Entertainment. He wanted to start something in Mangaluru so Sandesh shifted to Mangaluru from Hyderabad. One day, when his internet was slow, he was more curious about to know about internet supply and researched about it.
Sandesh then contacted the telecommunication department to seek information about the license. After returning from Hyderabad and went through a lot of hardships where he also set up mobile recharge shop. After investing for internet supply, he constructed a 30 meter tower at Red Building and the first 500 connections were wireless.
“Vincent Carlo was the first customer of DeeNet. For 15 connections, it took a year. Word of mouth publicity for the service gave it momentum and connections increased every year. Today, we have over 15,000 connections in the district,” says Sandesh.
DeeNet has its franchises in Davanagere, Gulbarga, Sirsi, Madikeri, Hubballi, Haveri, and Kundapur. The process of setting up franchises in Belgaum is in process. In Dakshina Kannada, there are franchises at Beltangady, Moodbidri, Karkala, Puttur, Sullia and Mulky.
Sandesh thanked Mark Menezes from Red Building who supported and encouraged him in his journey of setting up DeeNet. In the year 2015, DeeNet became DeeNet Services Private Limited with three directors Narayana Holla, Ashok and Shwetha.
During its initial days, the internet packages started from 512 Mbps to 4 Mbps at the cost of Rs 600 and Rs 1,600 respectively. DeeNet has also over 60 commercial orders including Yenepoya, St Joseph’s Engineering College among others.
Future plans of DeeNet
Deenet is set to launch a new package for Rs 199 which offers a speed of 15 Mbps which is useful for students for their online classes. The main objective behind this is to make sure that internet at an affordable cost reaches every household.
In the month of June, DeeNet is expected to launch IPTV and packages for OTT platform such as Zee5, Voot, Sony Liv and Shermaroo.
DeeNet Services Pvt Ltd
Adu Maroli, Mangaluru – 575005
Mobile: +91 9611226466