India had 625.42 million wireless and wireline broadband connections at the end of September 2019, an increase of 5% over a three-month period, according to data published by the telecom regulator TRAI. Narrowband connections declined by 12% this quarter from 70.7 million connections as of June 2019. There are still 62.2 million narrowband connections in the country. TRAI defines internet connections with download speeds less than 512 kbps as narrowband, while connections with download speeds more than 512 kbps are broadband. It’s worth noting that the TRAI had recommended redefining the minimum broadband speed to 2 Mbps. The total of 687.6 million Internet connections including both wireline (broadband: 19.01 million; narrowband: 3.25 million) and wireless connections (broadband: 606.4 million; narrowband: 58.96 million). A majority of these internet connections are on mobile. Between July and September 2019, total broadband connections increased…
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