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Raja Sets Majestic Target Of 500 M Internet Users, 100 M Broadband Lines By 2012; Snow In July?

Another day, another target for broadband usage in India. What makes it particularly irrelevant is that there will be elections in India shortly, and a new minister (maybe) will mean further delays, and new targets: Nevertheless, Telecom Minister A. Raja, speaking at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, has outlined his Digital Vision – by 2012, they’re setting a target of 500 million Internet users, with over 100 million broadband connections and 100 million broadband enabled devices. “India 500–100–100 should be the country

2 Responses to “Raja Sets Majestic Target Of 500 M Internet Users, 100 M Broadband Lines By 2012; Snow In July?”

  1. Maverick

    Declaring targets is easiest job, specially when you are not in the run…ask him abt policies conducive to such growth and he will start cutting corners!!!

  2. There's a little catch in this story. In India, 'broadband' is defined as a minimum of 256 kbps, unlike the rest of the world, where it is 512 kbps. Despite this, there's not even a snowball's chance in hell that we'll get anywhere close to that number. I'll bet that we're not even going to hit 50 M internet users in 2012 (that's a total of 60% growth over current figures!).