Small towns finally making its presence felt on India’s internet map

Diwali is being celebrated from October 25-27 in India. Wishing you all a Happy Diwali.

Yesterday’s press release from IAMAI (in association with IMRB) about India’s internet penetration is very interesting. For those, like me, who live in Tier-1 cities “assume” that most of the metro population is on the net.  Wrong. The findings from the report are,

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Govt all set to cut off Bangalore from internet world

Last week “Bangalore Mirror” reported that illegal fibre cables would be cut off by Bangalore’s local govt body (BBMP). Of the 25,000-km optical fibre cable (OFC) network running under the ground, only 5,000 km is ‘authorised’

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Will language support give the steroids for ecom growth in India?

Today’s article in Mint “Data indicates an e-commerce boom” talks about the good growth of ecom in India. The study was conducted by India’s leading market research firm JuxtConsult. Some notable points from the article are,

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Internet Penetration in India: Wireless broadband will help, but where is the power?

One of the most whinned topic in the Internet industry in India is its ‘penetration’. I have mentioned in several posts of my blog that many localities in Bangalore don’t have wired broadband service. The service of USB data cards are just about ok, I use it only if I have to, else prefer to postpone my work.

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Broadband statistics in India for 2010

In general I feel we don’t have easy access to useful data in India yet, especially for the internet segment. But we have come a long way though. Medianama, IMRB, BusinessWorld books have been doing an exception job in releasing research reports.

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