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Old 3rd May 2008, 13:53   #1
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Default The 2008 Broadband Rankings are out!

The 2008 broadband rankings are out and India does not figure in it

http://www.itif.org/files/2008BBRankings.pdf

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Sumit - You seem surprised at that!
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I AM surprised. If Mexico can feature at 30, India deserved to be there at 29 maybe :-(
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Intriguing as most of the 10 nations in the internet penetration are non english speaking nations.

India may not as the real value with internet pricing does not feature on a global level i.e. (US$ per average consumer user) or Average revenue per user.

Especially since purchasing of bandwidth is a dollar denominated transaction.

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You can check Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test for some more stats broken up country wise (avg speed per country etc)

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Default No wonder.

Its really no wonder considering relatively high prices and poor quality of service ( includes speeds, maintainence ).
No wonder this is my 7th ISP ( Internet Service Provider ) in 7 years.
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Sumit - You seem surprised at that!
BSNL just can seem to get the idea that wireless is here. They still think cow poo is a good telecommunications medium.
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I AM surprised. If Mexico can feature at 30, India deserved to be there at 29 maybe :-(
Think about the population of India, and then think about how much percentage are in the poor and lower middle class categories. Now, forget about internet penetration, we can talk about electricity penetration or something, because there are many villages here in our country where electricity itself is still a luxury.
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I think the per capita calculation is why India doesn't figure in the list.

Population wise India might be more populous than all the countries combined together.(from the list), of it about 70-80% population is rural in India,
So IMHO its not fair to go by just per-capita.

Let us calculate by sheer numbers (Number of connections), Then we might actually kick some ****
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BSNL just can seem to get the idea that wireless is here. They still think cow poo is a good telecommunications medium.
Exactly. Rs250 for 400 MB per month @256 kbps! This works out to effectively 1.8 MB per hour over the whole month. And it means, we pay Rs250 (~$6) for a speed of 4kbps ~ a whopping $1500 per Mbps compared to $0.13 in Japan .

Welcome to the world of broaaaaadbaaaand

The only saving grace is that China is also not in the list above.

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Exactly. Rs250 for 400 MB per month @256 kbps! This works out to effectively 1.8 MB per hour over the whole month. And it means, we pay Rs250 (~$6) for a speed of 4kbps ~ a whopping $1500 per Mbps compared to $0.13 in Japan .

Welcome to the world of broaaaaadbaaaand

The only saving grace is that China is also not in the list above.
BSNL charges Rs 250 per month for 1GB at 2MBps in Bangalore (and other cities). i do not understand your computation of 4kbps. You can download at speeds >1MBPS the entire month if you pay the cost per MB which is among the lowest in the world.
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I AM surprised. If Mexico can feature at 30, India deserved to be there at 29 maybe :-(
We would have lost in the number of connections per household parameter. to compare with Mexico, we must have at least one broadband connection for every 5 households.
I am also surprised in using the number of connections per household rather than percentage of people with access to internet. In the latter, we might perform better (I myself got my Broadband less than an year back and was connected to the Internet for the past 10 years)
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