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Unformatted text preview: (Mns) 648 300 533 594 600 445 200 345 233 100 196 179 400 148 123 87 200 58 Total Mobile Subs (Mns) 800 400 0 0 2007 2008F 2009F 2010F 2011F 2012F Total Mobile Subs (Mns) F = Forecast Wireless Internet Subs (Mns) Source: CII-Ernst & Young Analysis Broadband growth to pick up in India 50 45.4 45 Subs (Mns) 40 34.8 35 30 10 5 21 20.3 20 15 27.3 26.6 25 15.2 10.4 3.1 5.8 14.4 9.4 0 2007 2008F 2009F 2010F 2011F 2012F Internet subscribers Broadband subscribers F= Forecast Source: CII - Ernst & Young Analysis Note: Internet subsriber base is inclusive of broadband subscribers Compared to smaller countries such as the Netherlands and Turkey, India is much behind in global ranking relating to broadband subscribers. In contrast, China 33 24 with 76 million broadband subscribers is marginally behind the US that registers 77 million broadband subscribers.33 Vanier, F., Point Topic, World Broadband Statistics, September 2008, Page 22 India 2012: Telecom growth continues Raising the stakes India. The first sign of a rise in broadband subscriber base is visible. During the first nine months of 2008, the broadband base has grown by 1.8 million.34 This is nearly three times than the 0.6 million broadband subscribers added during the same period of 2007 (designated the “Year of Broadband”). Net broadband additions this year rose by 56.5%, as opposed to the 52.7% growth achieved in all of 2007.35 While broadband growth Broadband is defined as an “always on” data connection that is able to support interactive services, including internet access and has the capability of minimum download speed of 256 kilo bits per second (kbps) to an individual subscriber. The surge in broadband penetration is expected to be the driver for the next phase of Telecommunications growth in Table 4: Economic impact of broadband S. no. Benefits of broadband Quantification Growth in national output (present value of estimated additional growth in the 2010-2020 period) due to ubiquitous broadband deployment in India Overall Approx USD90 billion Labour productivity improvement of existing workforce Approx USD49 billion Output growth due to e-literacy programs in secondary schools Approx USD14 billion Output growth due to e-education in vocational / higher secondary schools 1 Area Approx USD27 billion 2 National Employment Opportunity Creation by 2020 Through increase in employment of rural youth and improvement in labour participation of urban women through teleworking and distr...
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