August 15, 1995 is an important day in India. Internet access was made available on that special day by VSNL (now part of Tata Communications). For the past few days, many articles have been published about the 25th anniversary of the internet in India. It is good to see the people behind bringing the internet […]
The recently released report from KPMG titled “India’s Digital Future: India’s Media and Entertainment Report 2019” has covered various topics that would interest internet entrepreneurs in India. To begin with some basic numbers – India has a population of 1.3 billion with a teledensity of 91% with 1.7 billion mobile connections and 700 million unique subscribers. The […]
Almost 4 years ago I wrote about the effect of Jio on mobile internet. The entire digital ecosystem in benefited in a big way from Reliance Jio. Every internet venture in India saw a huge surge in their mobile traffic, which unfortunately did not translate to an increase in revenues in the same proportion. Will […]
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). Internet penetration is at 27%, 355 million of 1.3 billion in India are online (there is still a lot […]
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!