India to have 600m broadband connections by 2020: Communications minister

There were 422.19 million broadband subscribers and the internet penetration (internet subscriber per 100 populations) was 32.86 per cent in the country as on March 31, 2017, Communications Minister Manoj Sinha informed Parliament on Friday. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Sinha said the National Telecom Policy-2012 envisages 600 million broadband connections by the year 2020. He said that the government has planned the BharatNet project to provide 100 Mbps broadband connectivity to all Gram Panchayats (around 2.5 lakh) in the country. Under the first…

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How Wireless Broadband Technologies Help Secure International Borders

Keeping international borders secure is an important and resource-intensive job. Illegal immigrants, criminals, human traffickers, smugglers, and potential terrorists can cross anywhere along theseboundaries. Simply building a wall is not enough. People and technology must be deployed in order to monitor the movement of individuals and assess possible threats.However keeping international borders secure is a job that is often easier said than done. Safeguarding borders present various challenges. Some borders may be too long and extend across great expanses of lands, the terrain may be inaccessible or inhospitable, or the…

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