Internet subscriber base in India may reach 150m: Report

Internet subscriber base in the country is expected to reach 150 million by the end of this year, says a report. The report by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB said, “the number of claimed Internet users has seen a growth of 16 per cent over last year. This number is estimated to grow up to 150 million by December 2012.”

“As of June 2012, there are 137 million claimed Internet users in India (99 million from Urban India and 38 million from the rural parts of the country),” the report said.

Out of these 137 million claimed users, there are 111 million active users, it added. The number of active users is growing at the rate of 19%, faster than the claimed users. “This indicates that the penetration of active users among
the claimed ones will grow as Internet seeps more deeply into the lives of Indians,” the report said.

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