‘Digital India’ lags behind in world internet race

September 27, 2015

digital indiaIndia appears to be falling behind in the global race for mobile internet and broadband penetration, the latest UN figures show.India’s ranking on broadband penetration dropped to 131 in 2014 – lower by six places since the last year – according to a Unesco report covering 189 countries and titled “The State of Broadband 2015”.

On mobile broadband subscriptions, India also slipped significantly as it stood at 155 in 2014 compared to 113 in 2013, far below neighbouring Sri Lanka and Nepal, which were ranked 126 and 115 respectively.
The country has also climbed down by five places to 80 among 133 developing countries, despite some progress in terms of individual use of the internet, the report says. Source

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