Telecom penetration still a challenge in rural India
Taru Bhatia | August 12, 2015
Despite the Digital India push, the country’s rural section growth in terms of telephone connectivity is picking up at a slow pace. The number of telephone subscribers in rural India has increased to 419.31 million as of March 2015, registering a mere 2.15 percent growth (December 2014-March 2015).
This finding has been published by TRAI in its quarterly report, The Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicators, for the period between January and March 2015.
The report further states that the overall number of telephone subscribers has increased by 2.63 percent in the country, with a total of 996.49 million subscriptions at the end of March 2015.
Out of the total, wireless subscriber base has noted a subsequent growth of 2.75 percent. It has registered a total of 25.92 million new subscriptions.
Hence, today, 969.89 million Indians are equipped with their personal wireless handsets, according to the report.
In terms of internet connectivity, number of subscribers has touched 302.25 million-mark at the end of March 2015. The increase has pushed the quarterly growth rate by 13.08 percent in India.
However, the report by TRAI has showcased a negative growth in the wireline subscriptions, which has gone down by 1.50 percent.
The Moral Contagion By Julia Hauser and Sarnath Banerjee HarperCollins, 140 pages, Rs 699 The world has lar
Addressing the Viksit Bharat Viksit Uttar Pradesh program in Lucknow on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi launched 14,000 projects across the state, worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore at the fourth groundbreaking ceremony of UP Global Investors Summit held in February 2023. The projects relate to sectors
During the four days from Feb 16, more than a thousand birdwatchers throughout India are coming together with the goal of documenting as many birds as possible across the country’s diverse locations. Over one lakh birdwatchers globally participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Coun
The Central Consumer Protection Authority has sought public comments on the ‘Draft Guidelines for Prevention of Misleading Advertisement in Coaching Sector’. The draft guidelines are placed on the website of the Department of Consumer Affairs and are accessible through the link:
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India has held the anonymous, unregulated and unlimited funding through electoral bonds and companies as unconstitutional. The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court comprising chief justice DY Chandrachud and justices Sanjiv Khanna, B
The world is at the cusp of a revolution based on Industry 4.0 and green technologies, including AI, big data, IoT, EVs, solar power, etc., which offer developing countries the opportunity to leapfrog into economic prosperity. However, India’s gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) still stands at a mea