India has seen a rapid rise in the number of its citizens taking advantage of the country’s broadband network.
According to a report published by the Economic Times, there were 5.8 million fiber optic connections in India as of April 2017, a number that has grown to nearly 11 million as of January 2018.
This has seen the country overtake China as the world’s fastest-growing broadband market, with fiber-to-the-home penetration exceeding 1.8 billion people.
“India is a global leader in fiber-based broadband.
It is the fastest growing market in the world,” said Rajesh Kumar, CEO of Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications company.
“Our investments in India are based on the fact that it is the country where we are the largest fiber-investment.
The Indian economy is diversified and the companies here have the capability to make their investments in other countries.”
India is also the country that is the world leader in the use of wireless broadband.
In 2017, India launched a wireless broadband network called National Broadband Plan (NBP) that was launched in 2016 to deliver wireless internet access for all households.
This plan will be extended to all households across the country by 2020.
Bhartipati Birla Group, the Indian conglomerate that owns the national carrier, also launched a new broadband service called Bhartiwalaya, which will be launched in 2021.
The government has also invested heavily in the country with the launch of the BharatNet Internet (BNIP) initiative in 2015, which is aimed at creating a high-speed Internet connectivity network for the rural and backward communities.
“We are seeing more and more jobs created in the fiber-wireless sector,” said J.S. Mittal, former chairman and managing director of India’s telecom sector, in an interview with The Hindu.
“These jobs are being created because of the rapid development in technology.
It has enabled the country to make investments in its infrastructure.”