Mozilla's 'Internet Health report 2017' lays bare the strengths and the weaknesses of India's internet
The Mozilla foundation has published its first Internet Health Report. The report is currently only a prototype that’s meant to “measure the health of the internet”.
Though mobile data plans in India are among the cheapest in the world and average retail price of smartphones is steadily declining, yet nearly 950 million Indians do not have an Internet connection, according to a joint study done by Assocham-Deloitte.
The directive to ensure ISPs and TSPs inform users via SMS or email, when their data limit reaches 50, 90 and 100 percent, is laudable. But having an unlimited plan with an unreliable 512kbps speed hardly serves any purpose.
It's high time we looked at the Internet as an essential commodity rather than luxury meant only for the elite. Because fundamentally, the Internet has a greater potential to uplift and empower. We need much high minimum Internet speeds.
Internet services in India are shut down to prevent unrest; in Kashmir, mobile internet services have been shut as the state has been witnessing unrest for more than three months.
We're a young nation with an agile population. A vast majority of us Indians are still in our youth. We're a nation of millennials. And for millennials, Internet is at the foundation in their hierarchy of needs.
The US strongly supports the Digital India programme and Indian efforts to bring connectivity to large population and is willing to share its expertise, a senior official said on Wednesday.
India climbs to 39th position in global competitive index, but remains among least digitally connected
On the Global Competitiveness Index of World Economic Forum (WEF), India has climbed up 16 sports and now stands on the 39th position.
The company has now announced Express Wi-Fi, its new initiative to get Indians online, and eventually on Facebook.
There are several reasons why we Indians crib about our Internet experience. For one, we wonder why the Internet is slow through most of the month, but when it's time to pay the bills, the speed surges.
If everyone agrees that poverty is a bad thing and should be driven away quickly, and Internet is a useful tool to do it, what's wrong with actually trying to implement the idea and see if it works?
Considering several factors responsible for Internet (desktop as well as mobile), today's discussion is about state of Internet in India. Here's what some of our members have to say.
The US has backed India's stand on Internet governance, saying both countries share a common vision of ensuring every global citizen has a say in decision-making on the subject.
Internet Protocol (IP) traffic in India will quadruple at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33 percent by 2019 due to increasing mobile access and demand for video services, tech firm Cisco said.
Social media giant Facebook has garnered 8 lakh users in India for its Internet.org initiative that has been in the thick of the net neutrality controversy.
The Indian cyberspace has been hit by the malicious activity of a potentially threatening virus which can execute phishing attacks to negatively alter users' personal data, country's lead cyber security agency has said.
Telecom regulator Trai has extended the last date for seeking comments on its draft rules for mobile Internet services to May 26.
There are some who also believe that India shouldn't rush into making any decision and weigh the pros and cons on both sides before taking a drastic decision.
The report states that the Centre started work on the new legislation after intelligence agencies complained that the scrapping of the Sec 66A left them with no law to deal with posts on social media that may lead to breach of security or could incite people to commit offences.
Terming India as an important player in Internet governance, Telecom MinisterRavi Shankar Prasad said the future architecture of the Web should not be a prerogative of a few and should be open to all.