WiFi in India: Opportunities & Challenges
Wi-Fi Alliance has published a report about WiFi in India titled The Future for Wi-Fi in India: Opportunities & Challenges .
It's an interesting read. It basically predicts a substantive increase in broadband penetration in India, and hence an increased demand of WiFi hardware. The report puts the broadband subscriber base in Nov 2006 at about 2 million only. With 2007 being declared as broadband year by Indian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, it predicts a phenomenal increase in broadband subscribers this year.
Also note the numbers about the PC vs laptops purchase in India.
Let's see how it develops over next two-three years. I am more interested in seeing broadband services becoming reliable as well as cheaper in India, and seeing more and more people using Internet for productive uses. Can broadband revolution in India imitate the success of mobile revolution? Seems difficult, but not impossible. What do you think?