India largest ‘connected’ nation with over 800 million broadband users: Rajeev Chandrasekhar


India has become the largest ‘connected’ country in the world with 800 million users, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar has said.

Speaking at the India Internet Governance Forum 2022 (IIGF2022), the minister said that 5G and the largest nationwide broadband connection network project in BharatNet will have 1.2 billion Indian users making up the largest presence on the global internet.

“We also expect further technological innovations and updated regulatory policies to remain relevant. The deep involvement of all stakeholders will be the third leg of this ‘Global Standard Cyber ​​Law Framework’ which we hope will catalyze the Indian internet and economy .” Chandrasekhar told the rally at the three-day event in the national capital on Sunday.

The IIGF2022 brought together all stakeholders in the global internet governance ecosystem, including government, business, civil society and academia.

“We are looking at creating laws that ensure the privacy, protection, data, security and safety of our citizens. We are also looking at how we can create a multi-trillion dollar digital economy in the next three years,” said Alkesh Kumar Sharma, secretary , MeitY.

The event aimed at discussing the roadmap towards digitization and reaffirming India as an essential participant on the global stage by highlighting its role and importance in international policy development in the field of internet governance.

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


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