The average monthly data usage per subscriber has Witnessed 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 average data use per subscriber per month was at 70.10MB in June 2014. This grew to 1600MB in September 2017,” he explained.
The total foundation 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 said Common Services Centres (CSCs) are taking digital services to every corner of India, especially in rural areas.
According to November 30, 2017, a total of 2,71,311 CSCs were active and transacting for delivery of e-services throughout the nation, among which 1.73 lakh have been in Gram Panchayat level.
Also, the number of e-transactions as captured on e-Taal (Electronic Presence Aggregation and Analysis Layer) portal site have increased from 241 crores in 2013 to more than 3,013 crores in 2017, he added.