Uninor targeting 50% internet use by 2017

14 Oct 2014

Norwegian-backed cellco Uninor has announced the launch of a new ‘Internet for All’ programme to support the government’s ‘Digital India’ vision. Under the programme the operator is planning to make internet access available to the mass market and is targeting 50% of its customer base to be using mobile data services by 2017. Telenor Group CEO and President Jon Frederik Baksaas was quoted in a press release from the company as saying: ‘India is seeing rapid growth in internet usage and Telenor applauds the Indian government’s vision of making affordable internet services and content available to the masses. In Uninor, the fast growth in internet usage is accelerated by strategic partnerships with online services such as Facebook and WhatsApp that stimulate usage and meets customers’ needs by offering them value and convenience.’

India, Telenor India