Centre is pushing the Digital India campaign and talking about broadband for all but country’s Internet growth is lagging that of most other countries.The UN Broadband Commission released “The State of Broadband” report just ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals Summit at UN headquarters in New York on September 26.
India’s broadband penetration ranking has fallen to 155th from 113th rank
India ranked 131 out of 189 countries on fixed-broadband subscriptions dropped from the 125th rank.India ranked 80 among 133 developing countries on percentage of households with internet in with a 3% penetration as compared to the 75th rank and 13% penetration previously.
TOPPERS--In total, there are now 79 countries where over 50% of the population is online, up from 77 in 2014. Top 10 countries for household Internet penetration are all located in Asia or the Middle East.The Republic of Korea has the world’s highest household broadband penetration with 98.5% of homes connected.
Qatar ranked 2nd with 98%
Saudi Arabia ranked 3rd with 94%