CIOL writes about the government’s plans:
Addressing the CEOs roundtable at India Telecom 2006 in Delhi, Maran said that the focus of the 10-point program would be on improving connectivity.
The aim is to have 250 million telephone connections by 2007 and by 2010 we aim to have 500 million mobiles. With regard to the geographical coverage, while there would be 85 per cent mobile coverage of the country by 2007, by 2010 90 per cent coverage will be achieved, he said while talking about Network expansion.
Connecting the unconnected parts of the country is the next step of the 10-point programme, he said adding that India would have 50 million rural connections by 2007 and 80 million by 2010.