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India crossed 700 million broadband connections in July, 20 million wired

India has crossed 700 million broadband connections, which includes mobile internet as well as fixed-line broadband. According to TRAI data released on Monday, India had 705.4 million broadband connections as of July 31. This is an addition of 7.17 million connections from the previous month. Only a fraction of these connections belong to wired broadband connections, but that front has seen a breakthrough as well: India now has over 20 million wired internet connections. [caption id="attachment_223095" width="995" align="aligncenter"] Source: TRAI[/caption] Wired internet subscribers still represent a small share of the overall pie — they stood at 18.51 million in July 2019, and at 20.13 million as at July this year. However, the monthly growth for wired broadband subscribers has almost tripled from 0.56% in July 2019 to 1.56% in July 2020. Meanwhile, the same monthly growth for wireless connections has…

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