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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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…

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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Indian Language in print, internet, TV: Report

IAMAI & IMRB have released a report “Report on Vernacular Content: 2009“. I had conveyed my thoughts on this subject to IMRB for this report. Some of the highlights from this report are, Read more on Indian Language in print, internet, TV: Report…