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Broadband connections in India grew by 13% during quarter ending Dec-15

India had 136.55 million wireless and wireline broadband connections during the three months ending December 2015, registering an increase of 13 % over the last quarter, according to the data released by India’s telecom regulator.

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Between October and December 2015, total broadband connections in urban India grew by 12.6% and by 14.4% in rural areas.

But even as broadband expands its reach in the country, the number of narrowband connections are nearly twice the number of broadband connections. India defines narrowband as internet connections with download speeds less than 512 kbps while the connections with download speeds faster than 512 kbps are classified as broadband.

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Some observations:

1. Delhi had the highest number broadband connections in urban areas with 10.57 million followed by Tamil Nadu with 10.47 million connections and Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai) with 9.52 million connections.

2. Andhra Pradesh had the highest number of broadband connections in rural areas with 3.33 million followed by Karela with 3.11 million connections and Tamil Nadu with 3.1 million connections.

3. Overall, Tamil Nadu has the highest number of broadband connections in the country with 13.57 million connections. Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai) is at the second spot with 12.28 million connections followed by Karnataka with 11.09 million connections.

4. Broadband connections in hilly states such as Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and the North East including Assam is still very low with a total of just 5.98 million connections.

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5. West Bengal added the highest number of broadband connections in rural areas with 0.52 million connections between October 2015 and December 2015. In urban areas, Tamil Nadu topped the list adding 1.32 million connections during the same time period.

6. Overall, West Bengal added the most connections during the three-month time period with 1.77 million connections.

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