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India restores 4G mobile internet after 18-month ban

India on Friday ended an 18-month-long ban on high speed internet services on mobile devices in Kashmir, where opposition to New Delhi has surged after it revoked the region’s autonomy.

Officials said the internet ban was aimed at heading off anti-India protests and attacks.

India often snaps mobile internet services in parts of the region as a tactic during counterinsurgency operations and anti-India protests.

According to the London-based digital privacy and research group Top10VPN, India ranked at the top in internet shutdowns in 2020.

The group in its January report said internet shutdowns in 2020 caused a loss of $4.01 billion globally and India was the most impacted while suffering a loss of $2.8 billion.


Al Arabiya
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