Internet users in India to hit 50 crore by 2017
The growth will be led by a growth of 27.8 per cent annually in mobile internet users
Mumbai: The PM’s Digital India programme will get a big boost as non-metros and rural India will be driving internet growth in India. According to the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) & KPMG report, rural India is steadily moving towards a more Internet-friendly and exploratory mind-set.
The overall internet user base (wireline and wireless) in the country stood at approximately 350 million as on June 2015 and is estimated to touch 503 million by 2017. The growth will be led by a growth of 27.8 per cent annually in mobile internet users. According to the report, the 3G user base in India is rapidly gaining market and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 61.3 per cent between 2013-17
As of 2014, the Active Internet User (AIU) base in rural India was 6.7 per cent of the overall rural population of 905 million and accounted for 61 million users. Of this 4.4 per cent used a
mobile device to access the Internet; a figure that stood at a meagre 0.4 per cent in 2012, said Dr Subho Ray, president, IAMAI.
( Source : deccan chronicle )