According to UNESCAP Report India Bagged 39th Position in Asia Pacific on Fixed Broadband [ Current News (Concise) ]

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India sweep down its ranks at 39th with 1.35 citizens subscription in fixed broadband adoption list among the 53 Asia Pacific countries according to the recent report “State of ICT in Asia and the Pacific 2016: Uncovering the Widening Broadband Divide” published by UNESCAP.

  • Countries like Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Bangladesh are ranked at higher spot in fixed broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in 2015 compared to India.
  • According to the report Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, Macao, Australia and Singapore has topped the list.
  • From 2005 the rate of fixed broadband subscriptions increases in the ESCAP region.
  • If we considered 2005 report data then the ESCAP region just constituted 38.1% of the global total fixed broadband subscriptions and Europe 28.6% and North America 26.5% and now according to the latest ITU data of 2015, more than fifty present of fixed broadband subscribers are belongs to Asia and Pacific (52.3%) whereas Europe 21.9% and North America 14.1%.

Rank of India’s neighbor countries:

  • Bangladesh at 33rd 
  • Indonesia at 41st
  • Nepal at 42nd
  • Pakistan at 43rd 
  • Cambodia at 44th
  • Ratio of Broadband Connection
Ratio of Broadband Connection

Ratio of Broadband Connection

Ratio of Broadband Connection

About UNESCAP:

  • The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP or ESCAP) was formed in 1947 and it is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, under the administrative direction of the UN.
  • Currently it is headed by Ms. Shamshad Akhtar and it’s headquarter is located at Bangkok, Thailand.
  • The main aim behind its establishment was to encourage economic cooperation among its member states.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 24, 2016