India’s Digital India campaign is reaching new heights every day due to empowerment in the field of technology. Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) which represents major Telecom, Internet, Technology & Digital Services companies has reported the number of mobile users in India till the month of January 2018.
According to these statistics, there are around 999.33 million mobile subscribers reaching the milestone of 1 billion customers. Topping the charts of Telecom companies is Bharti Airtel Ltd. with 217.06 million users (29.50% market shares). Following Airtel, Vodafone India Ltd. comes second with 202.06 million customers.
As per the city records, UP occupies the first position with 86.74 million subscribers, while Maharashtra takes the second place with 81.56 million mobile users.
Director General of COAI, Rajan S Mathews commented, “We are pleased to see growth yet again. For a sector currently burdened with poor financial health and hyper competition, this is a positive development. Operators are adopting new communication technologies into their product and offering diversified services even beyond voice and data. The industry is constantly working and delivering progress as its contribution to the Government’s Digital India program. Consistent growth as seen this month is encouraging, and the industry will continue to ensure that connectivity reaches the farthest corners of the country.”
With a large number of companies providing high speed data services and connectivity plans, the digital India program is growing rapidly. If correct strategies, policies and facilities are implemented, the telecommunication sector can settle its outstanding debts in no time.
Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi had started the Digital India campaign to build a digitally empowered nation. The objectives of the campaign were, 1) to provide access to government services even in the remote rural areas, 2) development of secure digital infrastructure and 3) digitally literate nation.