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Average data consumption per subscriber reached 1.6 GB in September 2017, says MeitY

January 04, 2018

 

According to Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, the average monthly data usage per subscriber has witnessed a multi-fold growth from around 70.10 MB in June 2014 to 1.6 GB in September 2017. The huge surge in data consumption was facilitated by strong growth in subscriber base across the country as the total internet subscriber base grew from 259.14 million in June 2014 to 429.23 million in September 2017.

The minister added that there has been a significant growth in adoption of digital payments and electronic delivery of services in the country. To this end, the number of digital payment transactions per month witnessed an increase from 607 million in December 2015 to 1.53 billion during October 2017. Further, the minister noted that common services centres (CSCs) are taking digital services to every corner of India especially in rural areas. As on November 30, 2017, a total of 271,311 CSCs were active and transacting for delivery of e-services across the country. Of the total, around 173,000 CSCs were at gram panchayat level. Meanwhile, the number of e-transactions captured on electronic transaction aggregation and analysis layer (e-Taal) portal increased from 2.41 billion in 2013 to more than 30.13 billion in 2017.

 
 

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