India keeps climbing broadband rankings

India’s phenomenal growth in broadband in 2010 – second only to China and the US – is leading towards the country soon becoming one of the top ten users of broadband in the world. That was the message delivered at the Convergence India event in New Delhi by Broadband Forum Chief Executive Officer Robin Mersh.

India added more than 2.5 million new lines of broadband last year and now stands at No13 in the world – having been barely in the top 50 of broadband countries just six years ago.

“India has been steadily climbing the rankings in terms of broadband subscribers for the last 6 years.  It has gone from 50th to 13th in only 6 years and will be knocking on the door of the top 10 within a year or two,” says Oliver Johnson, chief analyst with Point Topic.

“There has been tremendous and consistent growth in broadband across India in recent years, yet this is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Mersh.  “Both fixed and wireless broadband options abound, and the Broadband Forum is doing all it can to help India’s providers engineer smarter and faster networks.”

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