As per TV viewership rating agency BARC, leading Hindi GEC Star Plus has reclaimed its lost No. 1 spot from Colors in urban HSM in week 1. Sony Entertainment Television (SET) has jumped to the fourth position. Colors and Zee TV have slipped to the second and fifth positions respectively. Star Utsav and Big Magic have swapped positions.
As per latest report ‘Broadband Virtualisation Accelerates to 500 million connections By 2025’ by Rethink TV, the research arm of Rethink Technologies Research, 40% of the total 1.26 billion global broadband subscriber base will be virtual broadband connections by 2025, compared with just 0.48% at the end of 2018 and 2.58% now at the start of 2020.
According to Union minister for electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the government has already connected 1.3 lakh gram panchayats through Bharatnet and the target is to take this to 2.5 lakh Panchayats. To promote utilisation of Bharatnet services, the govt will provide WiFi free in all villages connected through Bharat net till March 2020.
Pilgrims visiting the Sikh’s holiest site Golden Temple will now be able to use free broadband, as Fastway Transmissions-owned Netplus Broadband has partnered with Amritsar Smart City Limited (ASCL) and they have launched free Wi-Fi services at the Heritage street leading to Golden Temple.
Excitel Broadband, the leading broadband service provider, is eyeing 4 lakh new subscribers by March 2020. It has already achieved 3,00,000 subscribers. Excitel has a plan in place which will aim to connect 50 million urban and semi-urban homes of India to the Internet on pure gigabit fiber (FTTH).
The leading broadband service provider ACT Fibernet will set up Wi-Fi zones in Chennai. The service provider has partnered with Greater Chennai Corporation, and this initiative is part of the Smart City project started by the State Government and executed by Greater Chennai Corporation to provide citizens access to free and seamless WiFi connectivity.
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