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Odisha's telephone connections data falls behind national average: Survey

Odisha has a tele-density of 79.58 per cent rate compared to the national average of 91.09 per cent.

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Nirmalya Behera Bhubaneswar
Odisha’s tele-density—the number of telephone connections for every hundred individuals living within an area—is far behind the national average, highlighting the state’s challenges in working up the economic ladder.

The state’s Economic Survey for 2018-19 says Odisha has a tele-density of 79.58 per cent rate compared to the national average of 91.09 per cent.

Wireless tele-density in the state’s urban areas is 160.8 per hundred persons but 61.6 in rural areas.

The state also has fewer internet subscriptions when compared with the national average. Odisha has only 28.22 internet subscribers for a population of 100, compared to the national average

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First Published: Jun 29 2019 | 6:29 PM IST

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