There are several means of communication in India with Indian telecommunication network being the second largest in the world. The following are the means of communication in India.
– Postal Services
The British started postal service back in 1837 and the postal department started in 1854. Indian postal network is the largest in the world with 1.5 lakh post offices. One can send messages through post cards, inland letters and envelops within the country and through aerogramme to other countries.
– Telegraph services
Launched in 1851, Indian Telegraph is one of the oldest government owned public utility organization. Prior used by military only before independence, now avaialble to public with the government now adding tele-printer, telex and fax services.
Telephone service was first introduced in India in 1881 and with the past two decades has seen a massive growth. Indian tele-communication now has the largest telecommunication network in Asia. These days you have Subscriber Trunk Dialing (STD) for national dialing and International Subscriber Dealing (ISD). Cellular phones are getting popular.
– Courier Services
There are number of private courier services delivering parcels, goods and very popular with generally availed by big companies, institutions, banks and professionals including higher middle class people.
– Electronic Media
With recent development in electronic medai, one can send message by fax or email within a matter of minutes.
– Internet Service:
Internet service is widely available in India though not in some remote areas. Most hotels have free wi-fi service available.
– Radio and Television
Many television channels from news to sports, entertainment, movies and national radio station including FM stations are in operation in India.