India is the largest ‘connected’ nation in the world

The Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar has said that India is the largest ‘connected’ nation in the world.

India is the highest internet-consuming nation with more than 800 million broadband users.

He was addressing the concluding ceremony of the India Internet Governance Forum 2022, here yesterday, with the theme ‘Leveraging Techade for Empowering Bharat’.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that we are the largest ‘connected’ nation in the world with 800 million Indian users.

5G and the largest rural broadband connectivity network project at BharatNet will have 1.2 billion Indian users constituting the single largest presence of the global internet.

He further said that we also expect further technological innovations as well as updated regulatory policies to remain relevant.

The deep involvement by all stakeholders will be the third leg of this Global Standard Cyber Law Framework that we hope will catalyze the Indian internet and the economy, he added.

The India Internet Government Forum is an initiative associated with the UN Internet Governance Forum (UN-IGF).

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder platform bringing representatives together from various groups, all at par to discuss public policy issues related to the Internet.

The Secretary, MeitY, Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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