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Maharashtra tops Internet readiness index: Report

Maharashtra tops Internet readiness index: Report

The report, Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States’, was published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Indicus Analytics.

Global mobile Internet userbase to touch 2 bn in 2016: IDC

Global mobile Internet userbase to touch 2 bn in 2016: IDC

Efforts by Google, SpaceX, and Facebook among others to make the Internet available to the remaining 4 billion people via high altitude planes, balloons, and satellites are underway.

Differential pricing violates net neutrality: IAMAI

Differential pricing violates net neutrality: IAMAI

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Wednesday said the differential pricing violates principles of net neutrality.

Facebook ready for Free Basics scrutiny, open for Twitter, Google

Facebook ready for Free Basics scrutiny, open for Twitter, Google

Countering allegations of gatekeeping in website selection on its free internet platform Free Basics, Facebook today said it is open to the scrutiny of the process by any third party agency like IAMAI or Nasscom.

India to have 402 million Internet users by December-end: IAMAI

India to have 402 million Internet users by December-end: IAMAI

The number of Internet users in India is expected to reach 402 million by December 2015, registering a growth of 49 per cent over last year, says a report by industry body IAMAI.

India Internet user base crosses 350-mn milestone in June: IAMAI

The number of Internet users has grown over 26 per cent from 278 million in October 2014. The number of mobile Internet users has also grown about 40 per cent from 159 million users in October last year.

Net neutrality: Industry body opposes zero-rated plans

Net neutrality: Industry body opposes zero-rated plans

In response to the Department of Telecom`s (DoT) paper on net neutrality, the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Monday said it is "clearly and unambiguously opposed to zero-rated plans of any type".

Did Google try to derail Net neutrality in India?

Did Google try to derail Net neutrality in India?

Joining hands with Facebook, Internet search giant Google is allegedly lobbying against net neutrality in India, according to reports.

Internet users in India to reach 503 million by 2017: Report

Internet users in India to reach 503 million by 2017: Report

Led by a growth of 27.8 per cent annually in mobile users, the internet user base in the country is likely to reach 503 million by 2017, a report today said.

20 million mobile app developers required by 2020: IAMAI President

Country's booming mobile phone industry in India will require about 20 million application developers by 2020, according to Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) President Subho Ray.

'Licence regime for OTTs to result in negative consequences'

Bringing over-the-top (OTT) players like WhatsApp and Skype under a licensing regime will result in "negative unforeseen consequences" for technology start-ups and ecosystem, Internet service providers have said.

E-commerce market growing rapidly in India: Report

The decade-old IAMAI represents digital businesses across the country and address challenges facing the industry, including mobile content and services.

IT sector-like tax holidays to help digital cos grow: IAMAI

Incentive in the form of tax holiday would help the industry achieve its full potential by facilitating expansion, employment generation and entrepreneurship, he added.

India one of fastest growing markets for Twitter

India one of fastest growing markets for Twitter

With more and more people getting engaged with the micro-blogging website, India is turning out to be one of the fastest growing markets for the US-based Twitter, a top company official said here Saturday.

India is one of our fastest growing market: Twitter

The US-based social networking platform said it will be investing more in India, which industry body IAMAI has predicted will surpass the US by December this year in terms of Internet users.

Faster broadband,easier payment norms to boost e-retail growth

IAMAI, which recently led a delegation of Indian tech and Internet firms to China, said these steps can help improve customer experience and provide a fillip to the USD 3 billion Indian e-commerce sector.

SC notice to Centre on plea of Internet & Mobile Association

The Supreme Court Friday sought a response from the Centre on a plea alleging that the internet service providers, without being heard, are forced by the government to remove "objectionable" contents posted on their websites by third parties.

New govt should remove obstacles for Internet growth: IAMAI

Industry body IAMAI wants the new government to ensure that Internet growh in India is not hampered by rules that give room for intermediaries, including telcos, Internet and web-hosting service providers and search engines, to be harassed.

Online retail at $12.6 bn in 2013, up 33%: IAMAI

The industry body said in a release that it expects online retail to grow further as policy and FDI issues are addressed and delivery logistics improve.

India to have 243 million net users by June 2014, to overtake US

India will soon overtake the US as the world’s second largest Internet users after China.