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High-speed Net Subscribers to Touch 275 million in India by 2015

SI Team
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
SI Team
Not only size, but speed also matters. More and more Indians are using high-speed Internet services these days. According to a study by Assocham and Frost & Sullivan, the number of high-speed Internet users is likely to touch 275 million from 9 million by 2015, as telecom firms roll out Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) air waves that were auctioned in June.

The study says that recent broadband wireless auctions, in which operators were allocated spectrum, come as a much-needed respite for the future of broadband adoption in India.

Assocham and Frost & Sullivan expect the deployment of BWA to begin in this fiscal itself.

The report says that at the end of 2009, around 43 percent Internet subscribers were still using conventional dial-up connections. But today, there is a lot of potential to migrate existing subscribers to high-speed services.

Apart from high-speed Internet access, the BWA spectrum also enables Internet telephony and TV services. Not only this, the spectrum can also be used for voice and high-speed data services.

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