Apart from the projects in the pipeline, trends over the last 10 years suggest a 36 percent CAGR growth in IP traffic, resulting in a 17 percent CAGR growth in fiber deployment. 5G will further provide a major impetus.
In our series of articles on BharatNet, the dream project of digitally connecting all of India’s villages and gram panchayats by broadband Internet connectivity by December 2018, this month we have invited the vendors to provide an update on their progress.
Mountains are being moved to provide 100 Mbps broadband Internet connectivity to 250,000 gram panchayats, constituting 640,000 villages. But it seems meeting the target of December 2018 is just not going to happen.