Broadband Current Affairs, GK & News
The Network Readiness Index 2022 was released by the US-based non-profit Portulans Institute. This report assesses the network-based readiness landscape of 131 economies based on their performances in four different pillars – technology, people, governance and impact. It encompasses 58 variables. What are the key findings of the Network Readiness Index 2022? The United States ..
Category: Reports & Indexes Current Affairs
The Government of Telangana recently declared the Telangana fibre grid project as “Vital Public Purpose project”. With this the project will give only 5 days prior intimation to all the authorities concerned before laying the optical fibre cable. The project has been accorded with right of way permission to lay the Optical Fibre network. Telangana ..
Context in Current Affairs: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently approved the setting up of Wi-Fi Networks all over India. The Public Wi-Fi Access Network Interface is called PM-WANI. The PM-WANI will promote the growth of Wi-Fi networks in the country. This is expected to unleash a massive Wi-Fi revolution in ..
Category: Government Schemes Current Affairs
In order to implement the Bharat net project, the BSNL has provided a contract to a private firm Hughes. The firm is to provide internet services to 5000 remote villages using ISRO satellites. Highlights The remote villages to receive the internet connection are located in Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Ladakh and Manipur. In order ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
On December 25, 2019, Union Minister of Communication and IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated “Digital Village Guruwara”. During the launch, it was announced that the Government has planned to offer free Wi-Fi services to all villages till March 2020. Highlights The Government of India has so far connected 1,30,000-gram panchayats through Bharatnet. More than ..
Government of India has set a target of providing broad band connectivity to two lakh Gram Panchayats by March 2020. So far (till 7th November, 2019) over 1,28,000 Gram Panchayats have already been connected. The project is being implemented under the BharatNet Project. Highlights According to the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology, Wi-Fi hotspots ..