The government has set up a National Broadband Mission (NBM) directorate to keep a track of national broadband expansion target. The NBM will function under the overall supervision of the Director General (DG), Telecom. DG, Telecom will be liable to submit a monthly report on the progress of the NBM to the telecom secretary.

The directorate will create a central dashboard on the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) portal. The dashboard will provide monthly updates on the actual progress levels around meeting national broadband expansion goals, including setting up of digital communications infrastructure and providing affordable universal broadband services across India.

The NBM directorate will comprise a mission director and three deputy mission directors (DMD), who will collectively monitor and review progress levels of wired and mobile broadband penetration levels. They will also be responsible for deliverables around issue of right of way (ROW) clearance and mapping of the optical fibre cable (OFC) networks.

Under NBM, the DoT is reportedly targeting a combination of 100 per cent broadband connectivity in the villages, 55 per cent fiberisation of mobile towers, average broadband speeds of 25 mbps and 3 million kilometer of optic fibre rollouts by December 2022.

DoT also aims to achieve 70 per cent fiberisation of towers, average broadband speed of 50 mbps and 5 million kilometres of optic fibre rollouts at a pan-India level, by December 2024.