By 2020, in India, Internet users will be 730 million

Posted on:28 Mar 2017 11:30:19
By 2020, in India, Internet users will be 730 million
28 March 2017 Current Affairs: Referring to Telecom companies body National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Akamai, the Telecom Ministry said that 730 million Internet users are anticipated in the country by 2020.

Reason: The massive push given by the central government to its ambitious Digital India program has led to a massive jump in internet users in the country.

As per information received from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), there were 391.50 million Internet subscribers as on December 31, 2016.

The government allocated 965 MHz spectrum in an auction in October 2016 to various telecom service providers for access services.

Further, for provision of broadband facility in rural areas, BharatNet project is also being implemented to provide 100 Mbps broadband connectivity to all Gram Panchayats (approx. 2.5 lakh) in the country by using an optimal mix of underground fibre, fibre over power lines, radio and satellite media.

NASSCOM chairman : C.P. Gurnani

Telecom minister of India : Manoj Sinha

TRAI Chairman : R. S. Sharma

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