IBEF: December 19, 2019
The Minister for Communications, Law & Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the National Broadband Mission is to fulfil all aspirations of the people and enables fast track growth of digital communication infrastructure. He was addressing the gathering after launching the National Broadband Mission (NBM) at an event, here today. The Minister of State for Communications, Human Resources Development and Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, the Secretary (Telecom), Shri Anshu Prakash and other senior officials were present on the occasion. A large number of representatives from the telecom industry, officers from various Ministries of the Government of India, various State Governments and senior officers of the Department of Telecommunications participated in the event.
Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad also launched the Logo of the NBM, a Booklet on this occasion.
The vision of the NBM is to fast track growth of digital communications infrastructure, bridge the digital divide, facilitate digital empowerment and inclusion and provide affordable and universal access of broadband for all. Some of the objectives of the Mission which is structured with strong emphasis on the three principles of universality, affordability and quality are:
Snapshot of growth in Telecom Parameters
|Mobile Subscribers(in millions) |
|Internet Subscriber(in millions) |
|Broadband Subscribers(in millions) |
|75.23 %||90.52 %|
|Rural Tele-density(%) |
|Data Consumption(in GB per subscriber per month) |
|Less than 0.80 GB||9.77 GB|
Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.