• Friday, October 07, 2022

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India’s mobile internet use increases ninefold

Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani. (File photo)

By: Sarwar Alam

Mobile internet usage in India has increased ninefold in a single year, after the launch of a new operator sparked a telecoms price war, according to a new report. Indians used nearly 1.3 billion gigabytes of data in March 2017 compared with around 150 million in the same period last year, said the report, Internet Trends 2017, published this week by the US investment fund Kleiner Perkins. The explosion in data use comes after the country’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, shook up the telecoms market with the launch of new operator Jio in September. The 4G telecom operator launched with…

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