Our Government Will Be Known For The Broadband Highway:Indian Telecom Minister

June 2, 2014

RaviHis plate is quite as full as that of his predecessor. Soon after assuming office, Ravi Shankar Prasad, India’s new minister for communications and information technology who is also the minister for law and justice said: “The Atal Behari Vajpayee government is remembered for the National Highways project. We will be known for the broadband highway.” As part of this, Prasad is looking to improve mobile connectivity in the North-East, Ladakh and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
That would be a boost to a wide range of industries that depend on high speed connectivity. According to global internet content delivery company Akamai’s State of the Internet Report for Q4 2013, the average broadband connection speed in India at 1.5mbps was the lowest in the Asia-Pacific region. South Korea leads the pack at 21.9mbps followed by Japan at 12.8mbps and Hong Kong at 12.2mbps. China is more than double of India at 3.4mbps. Source

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