Internet is a part of life in India. It is difficult to predict life without internet in India. The country has millions of internet users who use for their work and knowledge improvement. Internet Banking, Instant Messaging, Social Networking, Online Ticket Booking, Online Data Storage, and Stock Trading are major uses of internet in India.
In this article, we have provided important, funny, amazing, interesting, and mind blowing facts about internet in India. So, let’s enjoy!
10 Amazing and Interesting Facts About Internet in India
1. Internet penetration in India
India is home of about 1.2 billion people and about 18% of them use internet.
2. Popular websites among internet users in India
Google, Facebook, Quora, Bing, Microsoft, Amazon India, Flipkart, eBay India, Snapdeal, and Times of India are among the most popular websites in India.
3. Popular Internet Service Providers in India
In India, number of ISPs are growing and the popular ISPs are, Sify Broadband, BSNL Broadband, You Broadband, Reliance Broadband, Tata Broadband, Hathway Cable Broadband, MTNL Broadband, and Airtel Broadband.
4. Total number of Internet Service Providers in India
According to the latest data (31st May, 2013), there were 161 ISPs are providing their service in the country. BSNL, MTNL, Bharti Airtel, Hathway, and You Broadband are top five ISPs in India.
5. A large e-commerce industry
Indian people started shopping in large numbers in recent years. In 2014, the market of e-commerce industry was about $22 Billion which is expected to cross $86 Billion in 2018.
6. A large number of mobile internet users in India
Did you know? In India, number of mobile internet users are increasing rapidly. There were 203 million mobile internet users in India as of now.
7. Year over year internet growth in India
According to 2015 report of IAMAI, India’s internet traffic is growing at 43% / year which is one of the biggest internet traffic growths in the world.
8. Maximum Internet traffic from metro cities of India
Most of the internet traffic comes from metro cities of India, such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune, and other.
9. Internet users by gender
In urban India, 62% internet users are male and 38% are female. However, In rural India, 88% internet users are male and only 12% internet users are female.
10. Purpose of internet access in rural India
Did you know why internet users are increasing in rural India? Thanks to entertainment sites, communication apps/websites, social networking, online ticketing, and online shopping. There were 108 million active internet users in rural India.
Article first published on May 5, 2016.