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Internet Usage: Why is India behind China?


Internet usage in India has not penetrated as much as it has in China. This despite various measures by Indian Government from low cost PCs to increasing competition among Telco’s. Lets’ draw a few comparisons between India and China to understand this better.

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Another bumper month for Telecom companies…9.22 million subscribers added !

The growth of Indian telecom industry does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. July 2008 has set an all time record with addition of 9.22 million wireless subscribers. Many countries do not even have total phone subscribers as much as we add each month.

Even though wireless subscribers are increasing, India is performing dismally on other 2 fronts – Wireline and Broadband- both of which saw minimal to negative growth.

Here are some of the highlights of TRAI report.

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TRAI gives broadband some meaning, finally!

Having broadband in India is like having speeds of poor dial-up connection. You can never do anything else other than browsing (that too is pretty frustrating) - seeing video clips or listening to streaming music is next to impossible. How can ISP's term these kinds of connections as broadband?

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