INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS
(Updated April 9 2020)
Total no. of phone subscriptions: 1.217 billion (1217 million)
Mobiles 1196 million
Landlines: 21 million
Total no. of PCs: 250 million
Internet users: 580 million including mobile Internet 400 million
Broadband: 600 million
(wired: 20 million; wireless : 580 million) Broadband defined as >512 KBPS
TV owning houses: 200 million ( DTH 65m cable 105m)
DTH operators: 6; Private TV channel 900
NEW:INDIA Media and entertainment: FICCI Report March 2020
Feb 28 2019: TRAI White paper on 5G in India
August 2018: Indian Drone regulations
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journalism for his sustained coverage of e-literacy campaigns in South
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