Mukesh Ambani’s mega broadband plans for India will give the internet industry the much needed boost.
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.
Indian has currently 9 million broadband subscribers. Currently only 8 people in 1,000 have broadband access in India. Pathetically low penetration. Will wireless broadband change this? I think it will.
Today most leading newspapers carried an advertisement about the fight over gas the two poor billionaire brothers are having for a long time. The media campaign cost has been estimated at approximately Rs 3 crore ($500,000).
This post is about the contents of the advertisement and nothing to do with the “actual fight over gas” between the two genetically related Reliance companies.
In the internet world we talk a lot about UGC, I think Anil Ambani has been wanting to know the pulse of the public – he wants to hear your comments. Novel idea, not sure how many have done this before. In a way is he taking on the Petroleum Ministry?