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In a recently released report, the Internet and Mobile Association of India has notified a significant hike in the number of internet users. The hike is believed to have a strong influence from the increased affordability of PCs as well as internet. In addition, the report has notified 13% increase in the number as compared to last year’s figure that dragged the number of internet subscribers beyond the 100-million mark, earlier in September.
Besides this, the report also pinpointed a huge group of internet users that tends to access internet through their mobile devices rather than laptops and desktops. Further, it has notified that this particular group is continued to increase with a rapid rate, although it marked mobiles as supplementary devices for accessing the internet.
While commenting on the figures, the Managing Director of Google India, Rajan Anandan said: “India crossing the 100 million Internet users mark represents an incredible market opportunity for us. It will particularly foster the growth of e-commerce in India”. In addition, Google, eBay, Yahoo and Facebook have also contributed enough to raise the number.
On the other hand, the President of IAMAI, Subho Ray marked the figure as a strong evidence to symbolize growth in the respective industry and tagged it as a critical landmark for the country. Further, Mr. Ray insisted that the internet users in the country are likely to observe a critical period of growth and anticipated that India will become the largest internet user of the world, most probably in this decade.
The Minister of IT and Communications, Kapil Sibal announced to launch a policy earlier this year in order to outline mobile governance as well as electronic service delivery bill under the spell of e-governance initiatives.