Internet data consumption grew 1,120% in 5 years across mobile & broadband: Govt

New Delhi: The Minister for Communications, and Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said yesterday that the National Broadband Mission is to fulfill 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 in New Delhi. Prasad also launched the Logo of the NBM and a booklet.

At the launch, the Ministry of Communications also shared details of growth in telecom parameters since 2014. The data revealed that mobile subscribers have grown by 30% in the last 5 years, from 907.42 million subscribers in 2014, to 1,173.75 million subscribers in 2019.

In the same period, internet subscribers grew 165% from 251.59 million subscribers in 2014 to 665.31 million subscribers in 2019. Not unexpectedly, data consumption grew by a staggering 1,120% from less than 0.8 GB per person per month, to 9.77 GB per person per month.

Perhaps the highest growth in these was in broadband subscribers, who grew 530% according to the data, from 99.2 million subscribers in 2014, to 625.42 million subscribers in 2019.

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