cross IndiaIt is that time of the year. The entire internet eco-system wants to read Mary Meeker’s annual internet report. This year there has been a substantial focus on India (55 slides – slide 232 to 287).
Mukesh Ambani does everything at a very large scale, thankfully the internet connectivity has been on his radar. 100 m internet users in 100 days!
I would have expected the US to have a lot more number of broadband connections. While the number of users in India is half of US the size of internet economy is far apart.
Government of India is coming up with a policy to ensure the minimum broadband speed in India is 2 Mbps
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.