Over 41,000 Cellular Towers Sanctioned, Says Govt


4G Connectivity for Villages: Over 41,000 Mobile Towers Sanctioned, Says MoC
A complete of 41,160 cellular towers have been sanctioned with an outlay of Rs 41,331 Crore to offer 4G connectivity to about 55,000 villages, the Ministry of Communications instructed the Rajya Sabha in response to a query on Friday. Union Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan knowledgeable the Higher Home in a written reply relating to the telecommunication community in Indian villages.

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BharatNet Enlargement

Moreover, the scope of the BharatNet program has been expanded to attach all inhabited villages with an outlay of 1.88 Lakh Crore, mentioned the minister in his reply.

Speedy Roll-out of 5G

Concerning the Roll-out of 5G in India, the Minister mentioned, “5G providers had been launched in India on October 01, 2022. Inside a span of 14 months, greater than 4.15 Lakh 5G Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) are offering connectivity throughout 742 districts within the nation. Greater than 13 Cr subscribers have begun to make use of 5G providers. That is the quickest roll-out of 5G anyplace on this planet.”

The MoS additionally mentioned that telecom connectivity in India has improved considerably within the final 10 years from Might 2014 to December 2023, with the variety of Base Transceiver stations rising from 6.49 Lakh to twenty-eight Lakh. In the meantime, Optical fiber laid elevated from 10.62 lakh km in Might 2014 to 39 lakh km in December 2023.

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Lower in Knowledge Prices

Moreover, the federal government put it on report that the price of knowledge has decreased from Rs 269 per GB in Might 2014 to Rs 9.94 per GB in December 2023, with the Median Web velocity additionally rising from 1.3 Mbps to 75.8 Mbps throughout the identical interval. The reply knowledge additionally confirmed that the Gram Panchayats related below BharatNet have elevated from 58 to 2.10 lakh in the identical interval.


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