Home internet access penetration in India is pathetically low but then mobile internet penetration is fantastic in India.
Few months ago Bangalore was upset with their beloved elected members (MLAs) because they were on a ‘study tour‘ to Argentina, Chile and Peru. At times we citizens jump to conclusions, we all thought they were wasting money. But now we learn they went for something good – they surely had something to bring back from Buenos Aires (Argentina). According to the Bangalore Mirror article Buenos Aires shares the same problem as Bangalore – uncleared garbage! But I wonder if Bangalore inherited this garbage problem after our MLAs study tour.
Government of India is coming up with a policy to ensure the minimum broadband speed in India is 2 Mbps
For internet entrepreneurs in India a very important topic of interest is – when will India see the big growth of internet users in India? When will India truly witness the internet inflection point? Today India has approximately 100 million PC internet and 75+ million mobile internet users. This is expected to grow to 350 million users by 2015, but if mobile/tablets take off in a big way the number could be bigger.
Lot of things happened in India in the telecom sector – 2G scam, MNP (Mobile Number Portability), rise in smart phone usage, profits of telecom companies shrinking. For details see “Spectrum of troubles in 2011 for telecom industry“. The main table from the article has been captured here.