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All inhabited villages in northeast to be connected with 4G network by December 2023: Kiren Rijiju | India News

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NEW DELHI: All inhabited villages within the northeastern area and border areas have to be related with 4G community by December 2023, Union minister Kiren Rijiju stated on Tuesday.
After reviewing the 4G saturation undertaking for offering 4G cell service to all inhabited villages of the northeast at a gathering right here, Rijiju stated as telecom revolution is occurring, no distant space ought to stay unconnected and that is the motto of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“By December 2023, all inhabited villages of the northeast and border areas have to be related by the 4G community,” he advised PTI.
The Union minister of regulation and justice stated the aim of the assembly was to make sure coordination amongst totally different stakeholders, convey all of them onboard and fill the hole if any.
“Reviewed the 4G Saturation undertaking for offering 4G Cellular Service to all inhabited villages of northeast. Secretary, telecom & officers together with from Armed Forces attended. Correct coordination is labored out to finish the undertaking well timed as desired by PM,” he tweeted.
Rijiju specifically mentioned points associated to his house state Arunachal Pradesh.
In February 2022, the federal government had knowledgeable the Parliament that out of 5,97,618 inhabited villages within the nation, 25,067 villages lack cell connectivity and web.
Out of 25,067 uncovered villages, round 11,000 villages have been included in Common Service Obligation Fund (USOF) schemes, the Parliament was knowledgeable.
The remaining villages of the nation are lined by the Authorities and Telecom Service Suppliers (TSPs) in a phased method.
The USOF scheme was launched in 2002 to offer cell connectivity in uncovered villages and make non-discriminatory entry to ICT providers reasonably priced to individuals in distant areas.
About 43 per cent or 11,000 villages included in USOF stay with out web connectivity.
Additional, out of all authorities WiFi hotspots put in within the nation, solely 51 per cent of them present service, in response to official information.




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