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'India's Internet users to grow over 2-fold to 730 mn by 2020'

'India's Internet users to grow over 2-fold to 730 mn by 2020'

Buoyed by Internet penetration in rural areas, the number of web users in India will see a two-fold rise at 730 million by 2020 against 350 million at the end of 2015.

Mobile users may constitute 80% of Internet users by 2017

The number of Internet users in India would reach 500 million by 2017, with as many as 400 million of them getting online through mobile phone, a senior official of search engine giant Google has said.

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.

46% users in India spend 6 hrs or more on Internet daily: Study

The report captures responses from 9,417 Internet users across six emerging and developed countries - France, Germany, India (2,117), Singapore, the US, and the UK .

Cisco chief meets Prasad; talks on transparent taxes

Cisco Chairman John Chambers held a meeting with Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

India's Internet speed lowest in Asia-Pacific region: Akamai

Soon after the telecom regulator started the process to mandate a minimum speed for broadband connections, a study by US firm Akamai shows India has the lowest average Internet speed in the Asia-Pacific region.

India ahead of China, Pakistan in Internet freedom: Study

India's web index score at 32.4 is ahead of China (31.1) and Pakistan (10.4), shows the 2013 study by World Wide Web Foundation. The organisation was established in 2009 by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Indian entrepreneurs can build next Google: Schmidt

Eric Schmidt said India must increase its Internet penetration across towns and cities, a move that will have a positive impact on its economy and society.

'Internet users in India to reach 24.3 cr by 2014'

The number of Internet users in India is expected to rise 18.53 percent in the coming eight months to reach 24.3 crore by June 2014, on the back of higher adoption of mobiles as a means to access the Internet, a report on Wednesday said.

India to have 348 mn Internet users by 2017: Cisco

India has the fastest Internet traffic growth globally and is expected to have 348 million users by 2017, a study by networking giant Cisco said.

Centre not co-operating in complaint against websites: Court

"I am getting the impression that the Government of India is not co-operating in this matter. The man (MHA official) has not yet come. I have called him several times but he is not coming," the court observed.

Civil society agrees on govt's stand on Internet: Sibal

India will make recommendations at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) event in Dubai starting December 3.

Govt to block suspect multi-level mrktg websites, payments

Sources said such companies, operating from various locations within the country, have defrauded the public for amounts which could easily run into hundreds of crores.

Internet cannot co-exist with the concept of governance: Sibal

Terming the Internet governance as oxymoron, he also said Internet cannot coexist with the concept of governance.

‘1 Gbps broadband speed plans for India retail users soon'

"In the next 6-9 months, world class 1,000 Mbps or 1 Gbps (Gigabits per second) plans will be available in India to residential consumers. On connections like these, the same two hour HD movie will download in 30 seconds," Radius Infratel CEO Rajnish Wahi said.

Government against control over Internet: Sibal

Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said the government is against controlling the Internet and suggested that stakeholders should help evolve a consensus on a clear-cut roadmap and policy for the sector.