wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Chart Of The Day: Broadband Connections Decline In Key Indian States

Some key Indian states actually registered a decline in broadband connections, quarter on quarter, between December 2010 and March 2011, even though the total number of connections increased by 892,678 to 11,886,925. According to data retrieved by MediaNama from India’s Department of Telecom via the Right To Information act, as of March 2011:

– Gujarat reported a decline of 170,605 connections quarter on quarter, down 31.74%.
– Karnataka was down 54,001 quarter on quarter, around 13.12%.
– The Madhya Pradesh & Chhatisgarh circle was down 76,588 connections, around 21.28%
– Haryana was down 28,126 quarter on quarter, 10.29% down
– Himachal Pradesh down 5491 connections – down 4.91%
– Orissa declined by 11,589 connections quarter on quarter – down 7.05%
– Rajasthan down 3442 connections quarter on quarter – down 1.01%

Sure, at a global level, a few states made up for this decline, leading to a net increase of 892,678 connections:
– Maharashtra and Goa added 348,123 connections – up 15.74%
– Andhra Pradesh added 248,790 connections – up 19.62%
– Punjab added 166,649 connections – up 23.70%
– Tamil Nadu added 176,469 connections – up 11.50%
– Delhi added 153,193 connections – up 13.43%

While there is a net increase in the total number of connections in the country, the decline in connections in some of these states should be a significant cause for concern – the national level information that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India shares every month presents an incomplete picture. It’s about time we started looking at broadband from a state-wise perspective.

Data Source: India’s Department of Telecom, via RTI

Share data sources with us: contact nikhil@medianama.com
Advertise: To advertise on Chart of the Day, contact sales@medianama.com. Daily and segment-wise options available.

 

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

By Rahul Rai and Shruti Aji Murali A little less than a year since their release, the Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020 is being amended....

News

By Anand Venkatanarayanan                         There has been enough commentary about the Indian IT...

News

By Rahul Rai and Shruti Aji Murali The Indian antitrust regulator, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has a little more than a decade...

News

By Stella Joseph, Prakhil Mishra, and Surabhi Prabhudesai The recent difference of opinions between the Government and Twitter brings to fore the increasing scrutiny...

News

This article is being posted here courtesy of The Wire, where it was originally published on June 17.  By Saksham Singh The St Petersburg paradox,...

You May Also Like

News

The new appointment comes amidst escalations such as cases being filed against Twitter’s MD and the government saying that the platform has lost its...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ