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Indian Broadband Subscribers Cross 500 mln

February 17, 2019
Indian Broadband Subscribers Cross 500 mln

The number of broadband subscribers in India increased to 51.19 crore at the end of November 2018 as compared to 49.2 crore at October-end, showing a growth rate of 3.18 per cent on a month-on-month basis. While the number of Indians going online through mobile devices (phones and dongles) increased by 3.39 per cent, the […]

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India’s internet users grow 9.3% in July-Sept 2018

February 3, 2019
India’s internet users grow 9.3% in July-Sept 2018

Internet users in the country grew 9.3 per cent to 560 million in the July-September quarter of the current financial year (2018-19) from 512.26 million at the end of the June 2018, a report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said. Out of 560.01 million internet subscribers, wired internet subscribers stood at 21.25 million […]

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Rural teledensity and broadband target lag way behind Urban India

October 26, 2018
Rural teledensity and broadband target lag way behind Urban India

The updated National Telecom Policy (NTP), currently being finalised, is expected to give attention on the digital divide between rural and urban areas. In the earlier NTP, issued in 2012, the target was to increase rural teledensity to 70 per cent by 2017 and to 100 per cent by 2020. Despite all the effort and […]

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India’s 660 million population unconnected

September 17, 2017
India’s 660 million population unconnected

India had 660 million unconnected population with merely 16.8% mobile broadband penetration in 2016 among the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) member countries, a new Broadband Commission finding revealed. The study pointed out that 49.5% or 660 million people in India were mobile unconnected by the ned of 2016, and indicated that only 1.4% Indians had […]

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India to Have 600 Million Broadband Connections by 2020

August 29, 2017
India to Have 600 Million Broadband Connections by 2020

Indian Communications Minister Manoj Sinha informed Parliament that the National Telecom Policy-2012 envisages 600 million broadband connections by the year 2020. He said that there were 422.19 million broadband subscribers and the Internet penetration (Internet subscriber per 100 populations) was 32.86 percent in the country as on March 31, 2017. The government has planned the […]

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India’s Broadband User Base Crosses 300 Mln

August 29, 2017
India’s Broadband User Base Crosses 300 Mln

The broadband subscriber base reached 300.84 in June 2017 showing a growth of 3.17% when compared to the May 2017 figure of 291.61 million. Of the 300 million total broadband users, 281.99 million are wireless broadband users where as wireline or fixed line user base is at 18.33 million. Also, there are a paltry number […]

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India, China home to 39% of world’s young Internet population

August 29, 2017
India, China home to 39% of world’s young Internet population

India and China are home to 39 per cent of the 830 million youngsters worldwide who use the Internet, Times Now reported quoting a UN study. According to data released by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), of the 830 million young people online worldwide, 320 million or 39 per cent reside in China and India. The […]

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Telecom sector: Data war churns consolidation

April 8, 2017
Telecom sector: Data war churns consolidation

The largest merger in the Indian telecom industry between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular comes at a time when the sector is witnessing stiff competition as far as tariffs are concerned, something which were already very low for voice services owing to intense competition among the more than 10 mobile operators in the market barely […]

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Need broadband labelling to safeguard consumer interest:Trai

April 8, 2017
Need broadband labelling to safeguard consumer interest:Trai

Regulator Trai today expressed concern over the quality of broadband service in India and stressed the need to have broadband labeling that will help consumers make an informed choice in picking a service provider.

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