Hi friends, today is World Telecommunications Day. For last few years India has become hot spot for telecommunication activities like mobiles, internet, satellite and cable networks. Efforts have been made from both governmental and non-governmental organizations to boost the telecom revolution in India. As a result, modern telecommunication technologies have penetrated into India’s socio-culturally diverse society. Now even lower middle class Indians are using mobiles, internet and cable television. See this snap, a rickshaw puller is using mobile phone.
The telecom revolution started with launch of BSNL by Indian Government in late 90s. Now it has become the 7th largest telecom company in world in terms of number of subscribers. Due to increasing demand of mobile phones and services, Government revised the telecommunication policy and private operators were allowed to provide the telecom services and companies such as Reliance, AirTel, AirCel, Tata Indicom, Vodafone (Hutch), MTNL, Spice Telecom and BPL entered the telecom market of India. Now you can find mobile network and internet even in remote villages of India. At the end of January 2008 there were 281.62 million telephones in India and number of Internet users in India reached 50 million.