India ranks 44th in Global Connectivity Index

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Shenzhen | Updated: April 12, 2016 11:23:12 AM

Huawei has released its third Global Connectivity Index report during the Global Analyst Summit 2016 in Shenzhen, China. The report sheds light on various global improvements in the field of connectivity.

Huawei has released its third Global Connectivity Index report during the Global Analyst Summit 2016 in Shenzhen, China. The report sheds light on various global improvements in the field of connectivity.

In terms of numbers, the US, Singapore and Sweden top the ranking while India is ranked 44. The report, which measures the progress of 50 nations in investment and deployment of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), sees broadband connectivity and speeds improved enormously last year.

India, with a GCI score of 30, ranks 44 and is seen as starter in the world of ICT deployment. India may not have a good rank, but the situation might change rapidly next year.

The Huawei Global Connectivity Index 2016 notes initiatives like ‘Digital India’ are driving growth and improved broadband penetration. The report says such initiative will enable last-mile connectivity, connecting many people for the first time, and enables a whole new opportunity for the telecom operators.

These numbers come in at a time when India sees expanded 4G rollout and start of local data centres. Huawei says the faster deployment of ICT infrastructure will enable cloud, big data, and IoT.

(Travel for this report was sponsored by Huawei)

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