Home internet access penetration in India pathetically low

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt’s recent visit to Delhi got a lot of coverage for India’s internet in the world press. Unfortunately they were not very positive noises.

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Bangalore to get free Wifi, free garbage

Few months ago Bangalore was upset with their beloved elected members (MLAs) because they were on a ‘study tour‘ to Argentina, Chile and Peru. At times we citizens jump to conclusions, we all thought they were wasting money. But now we learn they went for something good – they surely had something to bring back from Buenos Aires (Argentina). According to the Bangalore Mirror article Buenos Aires shares the same problem as Bangalore – uncleared garbage! But I wonder if Bangalore inherited this garbage problem after our MLAs study tour.

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“Broadband For All” in India at a minimum download speed of 2 Mbps

Just today my friend flashed me the press release from Govt of India “National Telecom Policy-2012 and Unified Licensing Regime“. We have been hearing and reading about the “National Telecom Policy” for a while now. While the entire nation has been accusing the Govt of India for not functioning the Union Cabinet today approved the National Telecom Policy -2012 (NTP – 2012).

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Will India see an Internet inflection point by 2014?

For internet entrepreneurs in India a very important topic of interest is – when will India see the big growth of internet users in India? When will India truly witness the internet inflection point? Today India has approximately 100 million PC internet and  75+ million mobile internet users. This is expected to grow to 350 million users by 2015, but if mobile/tablets take off in a big way the number could be bigger.

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Mobile, Broadband report card for 2011 in India

Lot of things happened in India in the telecom sector – 2G scam, MNP (Mobile Number Portability), rise in smart phone usage, profits of telecom companies shrinking. For details see “Spectrum of troubles in 2011 for telecom industry“. The main table from the article has been captured here.

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