Broadband growth1 min read . Updated: 06 Oct 2009, 12:21 AM IST
With the telecom regulator declaring that India had 6.98 million broadband users at the end of August growing at around 3% every month, the country could be following in the footsteps of the telephony market, the fastest growing and second largest in the world. Analysts believe the key to tapping India’s broadband opportunity will be through mobile phones. There are currently almost 130 million wireless data users in India, a number expected to surge with the introduction of third-generation (3G) and Wimax services over the next year.
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A study by the Saïd Business School (University of Oxford) and sponsored by Cisco Systems Inc. shows that while India lags in the broadband quality score (BQS), the country is next in line in “leapfrog opportunity." BQS combines key performance parameters to measure the quality of a broadband connection.
Graphics by Ahmed Raza Khan / Mint