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Proper design of broadband can contribute to 2% of India’s GDP: Sam Pitroda

According to Sam Pitroda, adviser to Prime Minister of
India, a properly designed broadband rollout in the country can add 1 to 2 per
cent to gross domestic product (GDP) of India. Pitroda further said that in the
second era of telecom revolution around broadband, people need to change their
mindset in using and adopt changes of new generation.

According to Sam Pitroda, adviser to Prime Minister of
India, a properly designed broadband rollout in the country can add 1 to 2 per
cent to gross domestic product (GDP) of India. Pitroda further said that in the
second era of telecom revolution around broadband, people need to change their
mindset in using and adopt changes of new generation.

“Broadband is not only about connectivity bandwidth of
application, it is about change in mindset, creating new paradigm, new business
model, products, services and delivery system,” Pitroda has said. He mentioned that
everything done today is being done in obsolete manner and has to be done in
better, faster and cheaper manner.

Pitroda had earlier said that in order to provide broadband
connectivity to over 2,50,000 village, the Government of India will probably
have to spend upto Rs 30,000 crore. “We need 30,000-40,000 km more of optical
fibre and we are discussing whether it should be laid over the powerline or
underground. We also need to get GPS applications. We probably need Rs
25,000-Rs 30,000 crore for all this,” Pitroda told reporters on the
sidelines of BSNL’s VOIP services launch here.

The Government of India is planning to provide high speed internet broadband
connectivity to all villages under its National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)
scheme. Asked about the timeline for completion of the project, Pitroda said,
“We would like to get it done in the next two years.”

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