India is set to ban four of its biggest internet networks for the first time, in a move that could impact millions of people across the country.
The telecom regulator said on Tuesday that it will ban the use of 4G services, which are used to offer fast and reliable internet services.
The move comes amid fears of a slowdown in internet access and the spread of malware.
The government said it would not ban the services and that all four services would be allowed to operate as they have been since November, the Times of India newspaper reported.
The ban, which has been announced by the telecom regulator, comes at a time when India has been trying to boost its mobile broadband coverage.
It is currently home to nearly half of the world’s mobile subscribers.