India To Cross 400 Million Internet Users By Dec 2015

The number of Internet users in India is expected to reach 402 million by December 2015, registering a growth of 49% over last year, according to a report ‘Internet in India 2015’, jointly published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International, today. While Internet in India took more than a decade to move from 10 million to 100 million and 3 years from 100 to 200 million, it took only a year to move from 300 to 400 million users.

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200 million smartphone users in India by 2016

According to eMarketer in 2014, India had 123 million smartphone users. This will grow to 200 million by 2016. India has been struggling to grow its internet penetration for years, it has been just around 10%. The growth of smartphone user base will bring in the much needed boost to the internet eco system.

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43% of the non-users of the Internet in India are willing to go online if content is provided in local language

Every year IAMAI does a great job in releasing a report on Local Language (Indic) usage in India. Few highlights from “Local Language Report 2013” are listed below, Read more on 43% of the non-users of the Internet in India are willing to go online if content is provided in local language…

Future internet user base projections will be only for mobile, India to have 165m users by 2015

It looks like all research for internet usage in India will be covering the mobile heavily and just as a courtesy desktop PC will be included. Just yesterday I received the report “Mobile Internet in India – December 2012” from IAMAI.  There are 3 types of Mobile internet users in the report, Read more on Future internet user base projections will be only for mobile, India to have 165m users by 2015…

4G auction by end of 2012, language users shouldn’t be at a disadvantage: Minister Sachin Pilot

I recently attended the conference on “Mobile Web Initiative in India – Indic in Digital Universe” conducted by IAMAI and W3C India. I rarely come across events which have a focus on Indian languages on the internet, I was excited to see such a niche topic – Indian languages on mobile web!  An intro about the event is mentioned below, Read more on 4G auction by end of 2012, language users shouldn’t be at a disadvantage: Minister Sachin Pilot…