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730 million internet users in India by 2020

730 million internet users in India by 2020

According to an announcement, the central government expects that the number of internet users in India will nearly double by 2020.

According to minister of communication Manoj Sinha, the adoption of digital technology is rising exponentially. It has been calculated that by the year 2020, the number of internet users will be double the current users.

At present, there are 391.5 million internet users in India according to a written reply to the Rajya Sabha by Sinha.

This number was collected on December 31, 2016. So, in approximately 3 years, the number will reach 730 million.


These numbers were released by none other than the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) itself.

A report by the NASSCOM-Akarmai shows the growth of Indian internet users. The report was titled “The future of Internet in India” and it certainly showed an optimistic viewpoint.

In October 2016, the government made the move of auctioning allocation 965 MHz spectrum to various telecom service providers for access services. This is one of the moves that is improving connectivity in various parts of the country.

Due to such moves, latest technology 4G and 3G internet connections can be provided by service providers to various parts. This improves the speed of the internet connections in India.

Another major factor to improve internet in India was Jio by Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited. It put India on the global map for large scale consumption of mobile data.

Manoj Sinha further said that the broadband speed of internet will also increase steadily. He said that by the year 2020, the minimum broadband download speed in India would be 2 Mbps.

Using projects like BharatNet, the government is providing broadband facility in rural areas the minister said.

Under this project, 100 Mbps connectivity speeds are given to approximately 2.5 lakh gram panchayats using underground fibre, fibre over power lines, radio and satellite media.

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