We guess this news comes as no surprise: soon India is said to overtake US in the consumption of Internet usage.
According to a report by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), India is expected grow 32% and cross 300 million mark users by the end of this year (2014), making it the second largest Internet usage country in world. Presently China is the leading country with over 600 million Internet users, followed by US that carry about 279 million users.
The report also said, “The Internet in India took more than a decade to move from 10 million to 100 million and 3 years from 100 million to 200 million. However, it took only a year to move from 200 to 300 million users. Clearly, Internet is mainstream in India today.”
Total number of users in India by October this year was reported to be 278 million, 177 million in Urban India and 101 million in Rural India. Which is a growth of 29% and 39% relatively when compared to last year (2013). And when it comes to Mobile Internet, 119 million users accessed Internet via Mobile in Urban India and 40 million users in Rural India.
We can also expect this base to grow up to 354 million users by 2015! India shining indeed! 🙂