Photo: Hindustan Times
Photo: Hindustan Times

India’s Internet spread

The total number of Internet subscribers in India is 302 million, according to the Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report 2015

The total number of Internet subscribers in India is 302 million, according to the Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report 2015. Of this, 94% access Internet on their mobile devices, while only 6% use a wired broadband connection. The Delhi telecom circle recorded the highest teledensity with 221 connections per 100 people, while states such as Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab registered teledensity at more than one mobile connection per person. Bihar, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir registered teledensity less than 60 connections per 100 people. According to the government of India Census 2011, the overall broadband Internet density in India is only 3.1%—Chandigarh has the highest (18.36%) followed by Delhi (17.14%) and Goa (11.95%).

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