Low broadband penetration in the country is a matter of concern and the government needs to do a lot more work in the field to go up in the global ladder, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma said . Also Read - Ola to offer free oxygen concentrators to the needyAlso Read - TRAI's new SMS regulations will prevent spam, fraudulent messages: Here's how
One area wherein we need to do a lot of work is broadband connectivity. A few days back I was attending an ITU (International Telecommunication Union) event and a whitepaper on broadband was presented there. According to it broadband penetration in India is only 7 percent. It is a matter of concern,” Sharma said.
He was addressing the 12th National Summit e-Governance and Digital India organised by Assocham. Sharma said the report stated that India is even behind countries like Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia in broadband penetration. ALSO READ: TRAI s directive of 512Kbps minimum broadband speed is archaic and useless
“We have given recommendations to the government on using cable television network for broadband delivery. If it is done then our ranking will go up. In many developed countries like the US and Europe nearly 50-60 percent broadband comes from Digital Cable TV,” Sharma added.