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…
The growth of the number of internet users in India is still very slow. Still a long way to go
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,
From the newsletter (Sept 22, 2011) of IAMAI (Internet & Mobile Association of India):
Focus on Local Language: Those tracking internet numbers in India are entering a mathematical roadblock soon. Internet user numbers are reaching 100 million soon and will get to 300 million by 2014/15 according to some. But there are only 110-120 odd million people in India who know English. There is also a social roadblock, the government and Telcos are planning to reach internet to rural India as a part of its inclusiveness agenda, but who in rural India would understand and use predominantly – English internet? The need for local language content and apps should be highlighted everywhere by everyone who believe in the inherent power of internet to dis-intermediate information and provide a level playing field to those who are currently socially and economically excluded. It was in this spirit that the Department of Information Technology led by Shri. Sachin Pilot inaugurated the W3C office in India last week [click here for press release]. We at IAMAI actively work with TDIL division of DiT and extend our full support to their initiative.
Today’s article in Mint “Data indicates an e-commerce boom” talks about the good growth of ecom in India. The study was conducted by India’s leading market research firm JuxtConsult. Some notable points from the article are,