The broadband internet connection scenario in India is deteriorating gradually. If you are finding hard to believe this then you do not have any other option than believing this. India ranks very poorly on the list of 25 developing nations which were the part of a new global report as compiled and published by Nokia Siemens Networks.
Here are a few noteworthy points from the report:
- India’s broadband penetration rate, which is measured as number of subscribers per 100 households is around one eighth of the rate that has been achieved in China.
- India does not perform well even when it comes to Mobile internet penetration and lies behind even the Latin American countries when it comes to Mobile internet.
- India has a score of 1.25 on the Broadband Connectivity Scorecard whereas Malaysia and Chile have have got a score of 6 which almost 4 times that of India’s score.
- The four countries which India ranks ahead of are Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Kenya respectively.
Akamai Technologies, an internet company that addresses problems associated with the Internet such as performance, security and scalability has found out in a separate report that there has been a 9.1% overall decrease in internet connection speeds. By the end of 2010, almost 35 per cent of all internet connections in India metered an average speed of 256 kbps.