Broadband users to grow to 275 mn by 2015: Report

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The broadband subscriber count in the country is likely to rise to 275 million by 2015 from the current nine million, says a report.

The growth in subscriber base will take place because submarine cable capacity is expected to grow and supply of capacities is likely to increase significantly with the adoption of wireless broadband (BWA), it says.

The overall broadband subscribers base stands at around nine million in Indian market as of now and is seen to be significantly under-penetrated, says the report, Dawn of the Digital Decade, jointly brought out by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) and Frost and Sullivan.

‘This under-penetration in India is due to factors such as insufficient wire line infrastructure, fragmented local cable operators network and lack of a broadband policy to regulate pricing of rental,’ said C.S. Rao, chairman, ASSOCHAM convergence committee.

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