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AT&Ts internet gear could help improve connectivity in India, where the country’s broadband internet speeds have been among the lowest in the world.
The Indian telecoms company is spending more than $300 million on equipment and a team of researchers is trying to understand how to improve the countrys internet speeds.
The company’s investments come as the country faces the specter of another election year, where it is expected to run a second term.
The investment will help expand the number of internet-connected devices and increase broadband speeds.
India has one of the world’s highest internet speeds, but it is among the most underdeveloped countries, with only around 50 percent of the population connected to the internet.
The countrys broadband networks are often slower than those in the United States, Europe, and Australia, making it difficult for businesses and individuals to get online.
Many rural areas in India suffer from poor broadband connectivity, and that has contributed to the country being one of India’s fastest growing economies in recent years.
The new equipment will enable AT&ts to improve speeds by using more powerful equipment.AT&Ts has been working with other telecom companies to improve their own networks, and it recently announced a $50 million investment to upgrade its existing network in Bengaluru, which was previously only capable of delivering internet speeds of 20Mbps to 300Mbps.
The project will be carried out by the Indian National Research and Development Organisation (INRO), an agency that is part of the Department of Science and Technology.
The company is also investing in infrastructure in India to improve connectivity.
“Our focus is on getting broadband connections at least 50Mbps and increasing them as much as possible, and we are also making the internet infrastructure more efficient.
This is what we have invested in,” said Anupam Kulkarni, an associate professor of technology management at Stanford University who studies internet infrastructure in rural India.