A key component of India’s national broadband network has been digitally transformed, making it more accessible, faster and more affordable.
The national broadband plan will include more than 4G-compatible mobile devices, the largest single-service mobile operator in India has said.
India’s national telecoms authority has published details of its plans for the next five years.
It said it is building a network of more than 12,000 km of mobile infrastructure, which will provide broadband access to at least 1 billion people by 2021.
The telecoms plan will see a switch to fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP), a faster way of deploying data.
The government will invest $100 billion to upgrade broadband networks and improve speeds, the government said in a statement.
The-premise (FTTN) is a fibre-optic technology that enables fibre-based communications from premises to premises and from premises and to a network.
It is currently the fastest and most cost-effective technology in the world.
An Indian telecom company, Videocon Telecom, said it will start rolling out 4G services in early 2021, and is in discussions with the government about the rollout.
Telecoms Minister Bijay Singh has announced plans to provide 100 million customers with 4G mobile services by 2022.
The plans include a nationwide mobile network to provide voice, video and data services, and a nationwide internet service.
There are also plans to build a network in rural India that will provide Internet access in remote villages.
Indian telecoms is also looking at setting up mobile towers and other infrastructure for mobile connectivity.