The average monthly data usage per subscriber has Witnessed That a manifold growth 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 the Parliament.
There has also been a significant increase in adoption of digital payments and digital delivery of services, Prasad stated in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
“(As per TRAI), the typical data use per subscriber per month was 70.10MB in June 2014. This climbed to 1600MB in September 2017,” he said.
The total base of wireless subscribers stood at 1.18 billion, while that in rural areas was 498.28 million in September 2017, ” the Minister said.
“The variety of electronic payment trades per month has increased from 60.7 crores in December 2015 to 153 crores in October 2017,” he noticed.
Prasad stated Common Services Centres (CSCs) are taking electronic services to every corner of India, especially in rural locations.
As on November 30, 2017, a total of 2,71,311 CSCs were busy and transacting for delivery of e-services throughout the country, among which 1.73 lakh were at Gram Panchayat level.
Also, the amount of e-transactions as captured on e-Taal (Electronic Presence Aggregation and Analysis Twist) portal have increased from 241 crores in 2013 to over 3,013 crores in 2017, he added.