Of 661.9 million broadband connections in India, most are in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu

India had 661.9 million wi-fi and wireline broadband connections on the finish of December 2019, a rise of 6% over a three-month interval, in line with information revealed by the telecom regulator TRAI. Narrowband connections declined by 9% this quarter from 62.2 million connections as of September 2019. There are nonetheless 56.Eight million narrowband connections within the nation.

TRAI defines web connections with obtain speeds lower than 512 kbps as narrowband, whereas connections with obtain speeds greater than 512 kbps are broadband. It’s price noting that the TRAI had really helpful redefining the minimal broadband velocity to 2 Mbps.

The overall of 718.7 million Web connections together with each wired (broadband: 19.14 million; narrowband: 3.25 million) and wi-fi connections (broadband: 642.Eight million; narrowband: 53.56 million). A majority of those web connections are on cellular.

Between October and December 2019, complete broadband connections elevated by 10.9% in rural areas and by 3% in city areas. Broadband connections type a majority 92% share, whereas narrowband connections type the remaining 8% of connections.

Some observations

  1. Delhi had the very best variety of broadband connections in an city space with 36.6 million, adopted by Tamil Nadu with 34.88 million, and Maharashtra with 34.66 million connections.
  2. Bihar had the very best variety of broadband connections in a rural space with 23.55 million, adopted by Uttar Pradesh (East) with 23.36 million connections, and Andhra Pradesh with 21.82 million connections.
  3. Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai) had the very best variety of broadband connections within the nation with 56.36 million connections. Andhra Pradesh is within the second spot with 52.63 million connections, adopted by Tamil Nadu with 46.75 million connections.
  4. Broadband connections in hilly states resembling Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and the north-east together with Assam are nonetheless very low with a complete of simply 29.6 million connections.

5. UP (East) added the very best variety of broadband connections in rural areas with 3.22 million connections between October and December 2019. In city areas, Tamil Nadu topped the checklist once more by including 2.44 million connections throughout the identical time interval.

6. Total, Maharashtra added essentially the most connections in the course of the three-month interval with 3.89 million connections.

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