India’s internet user base to hit 402 million, second-highest in the world: IAMAI

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NEW DELHI: The number of internet users in India is expected to reach 402 million by December 2015, registering a growth of 49% over last year, says a report by industry body IAMAI.
. . About 306 million of these will access internet from their mobile devices, up from 276 million in October this year, according to the report by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB.
. . "While internet in India took more than a decade to move from 10 million to 100 million and 3 years from 100 to 200 million, it took only a year to move from 300 to 400 million users. Clearly, internet is mainstream in India today," the report said.
. . This number is expected to further surge to 462 million by June next year as more people come online, especially through their mobile
devices.
. . The total internet user base stood at over 300 million in December last year, which grew to 375 million by October this year.
. . "Currently, India has the third largest internetnuser base in the world but it is estimated that by December, India will overtake the US (as the second-largest base). China currently leads with more than 600 million internet users," it said.
. . The report said mobile internet user base in urban India has grown 65% over last year to reach 197 million, while the rural user base surged 99% to 80 million by October this year.
. . This is expected to grow to 219 million
(urban) and 87 million (rural), respectively.
. . It also found that of all the internet non-users surveyed in the 35 cities as part of this study, 11.4 million said they are willing to access the internet in the next one year with over two-thirds intending to do so through mobile phones.

India’s internet user base to hit
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But WTF, my BSNL internet speed is a shitty 2Mbps!! :frusty: Jeeez!

The world average is around 40Mbps.

We still have a long way to go! :frown:
World's fastest internet service is on South Korea with an average speed of just 25MBps.
World average is just around 8-12MBps.
 

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I just read this news and then saw this topic. Anyway, keep going, but internet quality should be improved as well.
 

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World's fastest internet service is on South Korea with an average speed of just 25MBps.
World average is just around 8-12MBps.
World average is 3.9 or 4Mbps. But here we have to think and consider many factors on which the speed of internet is depended on. Geography and number of users in a given area does impact a lot on your bandwidth. In this matter, onus should be given to China. In spite of such a huge area and population, they have been able to provide bandwidth of around 3.8Mbps.
Countries like South Korea and Japan does have a complete fiber network up to the end user, where as we are using copper wires/ coaxial cables or now a days in maximum cases RF. Now all these have limitations and can't deliver high speed connectivity. We too have some high speed connection in some selected places which is totally based on OFC.
But we should be hopeful and thankful too to get featured in 52 position worldwide in 2014 survey, whereas in 2013 we were no where there in list .

Akamai 2013 rankings
Akamai does not publish results for all countries. Therefore, the rankings displayed here are only valid for the top 21 countries. The rest have been ranked in the order of their connection speeds as published in the report, with ties sorted alphabetically.

Rank Country/Territory Avg. connection speed (Mbit/s)
- World average 3.8
1 South Korea 21.9
2 Japan 12.8
3 Netherlands 12.4
4 Hong Kong 12.2
5 Switzerland 12.0
6 Czech Republic 11.4
7 Sweden 10.5
8 Ireland 10.4
9 Latvia 10.4
10 Switzerland 10.4
11 Belgium 9.8
12 Denmark 9.5
13 United Kingdom 9.4
14 Finland 9.1
15 Austria 9.0
16 Canada 9.0
17 Norway 8.7
18 Taiwan 8.3
19 Israel 8.2
20 Singapore 7.9
21 Germany 7.7
22 Poland 7.5
23 Iceland 7.4
24 Russia 7.4
25 Romania 7.2
26 Hungary 6.9
27 Bulgaria 6.7
28 France 6.6
29 Slovakia 6.6
30 Spain 6.6
31 Luxembourg 6.5
32 Portugal 6.4
33 United States 6.0
34 Australia 5.8
35 New Zealand 5.3
36 Italy 5.2
37 Greece 4.9
38 Thailand 4.8
39 Turkey 4.3
40 United Arab Emirates 4.2
41 Mexico 4.0
42 Chile 3.4
43 China 3.4
44 Ecuador 3.4
45 Argentina 3.1
46 Uruguay 3.1
47 Kuwait 3.0
48 Malaysia 3.0
49 Colombia 2.9
50 Brazil 2.7
51 Peru 2.7
52 Saudi Arabia 2.7

Akamai 2014 rankings
Rank Country/Territory Avg. connection speed (megabits per second)
- World average 3.9
1 South Korea 25.3
2 Hong Kong 16.3
3 Japan 15.0
4 Switzerland 14.5
5 Sweden 14.1
6 Netherlands 14.0
7 Ireland 13.9
8 Latvia 13.0
9 Czech Republic 12.3
10 Singapore 12.2
11 Finland 11.7
12 United States 11.5
13 Belgium 11.4
14 Israel 11.4
15 Norway 11.4
16 Romania 11.3
17 Denmark 11.2
18 United Kingdom 10.7
19 Austria 10.4
20 Canada 10.3
21 Taiwan 9.5
22 Russia 9.1
23 Hungary 8.8
24 Germany 8.7
25 Poland 8.6
26 Slovakia 8.6
27 Portugal 8.0
28 Spain 7.8
29 New Zealand 7.0
30 Australia 6.9
31 France 6.9
32 Thailand 6.6
33 Italy 5.5
34 Turkey 5.5
35 Uruguay 5.5
36 United Arab Emirates 4.7
37 Argentina 4.2
38 Mexico 4.1
39 Malaysia 4.1
40 Chile 4.1
41 China 3.8
42 Indonesia 3.7
43 Ecuador 3.6
44 Peru 3.6
45 South Africa 3.6
46 Colombia 3.4
47 Brazil 2.9
48 Panama 2.9
49 Costa Rica 2.7
50 Philippines 2.5
51 Vietnam 2.5
52 India 2.0
53 Venezuela 1.3
54 Paraguay 1.3
55 Bolivia 1.1
 

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Where is that commie who was claiming that poor got poorer? Apprantly, India is so poor that even the poor now own internet:lol:
He will be still jumping over the speed of 3.8MBps like crazy b**ch till India's broadband network and satellite infrastructure completes in 4-5 years.
Knowing that a "poor" country like India graved his nation in internet speed, he will suicide jumping from that sh*ty cheeni wall.
:lol:
 

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So China and India's individual internet base is greater than population of any other country. Now we need to monetize this base in as many different forms as possible.
 

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Just make a note that developed countries which boast of 100 Mbps connection to their homes have an average speed of < 10 Mbps.
In India, where more than 60% users are still on < 2 Mbps connection, the average speed is 2 Mbps.
Doesn't that imply India did a good job in this area alone ?
 

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Most of them would be mobile users, for whatsapp chatting :laugh:.
Yes, but those same WhatsApp users could not afford a telephone just two decades back. The devil is in the details ;)

And of course, one kazhak lady I spoke to was amused by the mobile phone penetration here in India - on how even the poorest of poor seem to own mobiles here unlike her country. Seriously, we are on the right track, So long as we don't screw up big time by electing commies, we are golden
 

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Yes, but those same WhatsApp users could not afford a telephone just two decades back. The devil is in the details ;)

And of course, one kazhak lady I spoke to was amused by the mobile phone penetration here in India - on how even the poorest of poor seem to own mobiles here unlike her country. Seriously, we are on the right track, So long as we don't screw up big time by electing commies, we are golden
I hope the users also upgrade their to current internet connections to current gen or atleast 3G. My dad has a 4G phone and uses a 2G connection :dude:. It like having a 42 inch tv and having SD cable connection :smash:
 

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I hope the users also upgrade their to current internet connections to current gen or atleast 3G. My dad has a 4G phone and uses a 2G connection :dude:. It like having a 42 inch tv and having SD cable connection :smash:
The price is too high dude. And we are to blame for that. Govt should have given 3G just like 2G without the scams. Putting it for auction was the reason its price is so damn high :(
 

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The price is too high dude. And we are to blame for that. Govt should have given 3G just like 2G without the scams. Putting it for auction was the reason its price is so damn high :(
Some companies have been deliberately throttling 3G data to promote 4G. I use Airtel and it's 2G service seems to be more stable compared to the 3G during work hours.
 

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I just picked up airtel 2g packs 1300mb for 98/-

They say 4g in Punjab village by end of christian year but Idk price. 3g already almost 200 for 1g

3g alone is fine, I just want 1mbps on phone have around 120kbps atm.
 

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We should be focussing on wired networks first. This obsession with *G has to go. Having a wifi over a high-speed low latency network is much more preferable.
 

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We should be focussing on wired networks first. This obsession with *G has to go. Having a wifi over a high-speed low latency network is much more preferable.
We are doing something about it, though not enough. I think the only way we can reduce this gap is by opening up the (landline) sector which the govt seems to have no intention of doing
 

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We should be focussing on wired networks first. This obsession with *G has to go. Having a wifi over a high-speed low latency network is much more preferable.
Not really this is India most people are using & will continue to use wireless connections. Especially as most computers built to corporate american standards i.e small heatsink few case fans, are unreliable in the heat.
 

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