Towards a broadband revolution
The opportunities are immense. Globally, broadband use is picking up speed. From just over 17 million users in 2001, the number of global broadband users has grown rapidly in recent years and is now fast approaching the quarter of a billion mark. As of now, the base of Indian broadband users stood at a meager 2.43 million by the end of April 2007, giving immense scope for growth. Digital adoption is evolving rapidly. There is also a need to make it easier for consumers and businesses to adopt broadband solutions.
However, there are two key challenges that broadband growth faces in India, namely, local loop unbundling (LLU) and low PC penetration. While the above represent challenges from the technology angle, overcoming these will be merely necessary, not sufficient. The primary impediment to broadband adoption will remain content that is both compelling and relevant content LLU is one of the main obstacles
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