Asian broadband take-up slow

Home to some 1.5 billion people, South Asia is paying a high price to access the internet as service providers have been slow to deliver cheaper broadband connections, analysts said.The region has embraced telephones, mobile phones and computers and India has a flourishing software and outsourcing industry, noted industry watchers at the first South Asia Broadband Congress here earlier this month.But South Asia has lagged behind in hopping onto the broadband bandwagon, observed Sanjay Gupta of India’s Midas Communication Technology.,24897,22430846-16123,00.html

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