The average monthly data usage per subscriber has Witnessed a manifold Increase to 1.6GB in September 2017 from around 70MB three years ago, helped by strong growth in subscriber base Throughout the country, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has informed That the Parliament.There has also been a substantial growth in adoption of digital payments and electronic delivery of services, Prasad stated in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
“(According to TRAI), the typical data use per subscriber per month has been 70.10MB in June 2014. This grew to 1600MB in September 2017,” he explained.
The total Internet subscriber base also grew from 259.14 million in June 2014 to 429.23 million (including 129.41 million in rural regions) in September 2017, he added.
The total foundation of wireless subscribers stood at 1.18 billion, while that in rural areas was 498.28 million in September 2017, ” the Minister explained.
Prasad said Common Services Centres (CSCs) are taking digital services to every corner of India, especially in rural areas.
According to November 30, 2017, a total of 2,71,311 CSCs were active and transacting for delivery of e-services throughout the country, one of which 1.73 lakh were in Gram Panchayat level.
Additionally, the number of e-transactions as captured on e-Taal (Electronic Transaction Aggregation and Analysis Layer) portal site have increased from 241 crores in 2013 to over 3,013 crores in 2017, he added.