More than 39,000 villages are waiting for 3G and 4G high-speed mobile internet, according to Lok Sabha

There are 80.8 million mobile internet subscribers in the country, the communications ministry told Lok Sabha. (Photo: PTI file)

Of the total number of mobile Internet subscribers in the country, more than 41% are in rural areas while almost 59% are in urban areas.

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More than 39,000 villages across India are waiting for high-speed mobile internet via 3G and 4G technology, including 25,000 of them that do not yet have mobile network coverage, government data shows .

The Communications Ministry informed Lok Sabha on Wednesday that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), based on a survey conducted in 2020, estimated that 5.72 lakh villages out of 5.97 lakh inhabited census villages in the country have mobile network coverage.

“Out of 5.72 villages covered by the country’s mobile networks, 5.58 villages have high-speed mobile Internet access via 3G / 4G technology,” the ministry said in a written response.

In addition, of the total number of mobile Internet subscribers in the country, more than 41% are in rural areas while almost 59% are in urban areas.

As of September 30, the total number of mobile Internet subscribers in the country reached 80.8 crore, of which 33.4 crore are in rural areas.

The number of mobile Internet subscribers in urban areas is 47.4 crore.

The government has launched the BharatNet project in all Gram Panchayats and villages across the country to provide high speed and broadband internet.

The BharatNet project was launched to connect the country’s 2.6 lakh gram panchayats to broadband. As of November 30, at least 1.67 lakh grams of panchayats were ready for service in the country.

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