Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

Scarce Resources

For broadband, the score of Access to Scarce Resources is quite low, even after BTRC drastically reduced the monthly price of rental bandwidth of leased access through submarine cable. The present maximum rental rate is BDT 12,000 (approximately US$ 172) per Mbps per month for domestic access from any IIG. The relative high cost incurred by the service providers for rolling out and the transition phase of moving the overhead cables to underground infrastructure of Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Network (NTTN) providers may result in below average score for broadband.