Tag Archives: Connectivity

Mobile connectivity in emerging economies: Boon or Bane?

India currently accounts for more than 10% of the global smartphone market. However, smartphone ownership rates are the lowest in India among the 11 developing countries surveyed by Pew Research Center. Further, while the country has over 500 million internet users, nearly half of Indian adults (47%) say they have a basic phone that cannot connect to the internet, according to country-specific ... Read More »

Assam Signs MoU With Google to Boost Internet Connectivity

HIGHLIGHTS Assam has signed an MoU with Google India It will provide Internet connections to 26,000 villages,1,500 tea gardens It will also improve digital literacy in the area The Assam government on Thursday signed an MoU with Google India Pvt. Ltd. to take Internet connectivity to the remotest part of the north-eastern state. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the government would work ... Read More »