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Broadband penetration in India on the rise

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 01 September 2009, 02:23 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Broadband penetration in India on the rise
Bangalore: According to a recently released data from the Indian government, the total broadband subscriber base rose to 6.8 million in July from 6.62 million in June, up by 2.7 percent. The Indian government defines broadband as internet connectivity of speed at or higher than 256 kbps.

As there are five major telecommunication companies in India: Bharti, Reliance, Tata and state-owned BSNL and MTNL, they have a better chance to embark on the market by subsidizing the $500 netbooks which come with 10 inch screens.

Nokia can jump up in this internet ecosystem which is already vibrant despite low broadband and PC penetration. According to the report by Trendspotting, there are about 54 million active internet users in India who use Google, watch video on YouTube and have been highly attracted by Facebook. The number of Indian users of Facebook has risen 156 percent in the past 12 months. Also, India is among top 10 Twitter user countries in the world.

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Reader's comments(2)
1: I am also looking to get an internet connection at my home in a month or so. Felt great to know India is speeding up and ready to accept challenge. However, rural india also get same broadband facilities as metros and towns.
Posted by:rahul sutar - 01 Sep, 2009
2:
but again the problem is that bsnl is not providing good services, and there is no proper customer support.
rockey rana Replied to: rahul sutar - 01 Sep, 2009