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38.5 million Internet users in India

December 06, 2005 20:19 IST

The number of Internet users in India has gone up to 3.85 crore (38.5 million) from 2.5 crore (25 million) recorded in 2004-05, a growth of 54 per cent, according to Internet & Mobile Association of India.

IAMAI president Preeti Desai attributed it to increasing use of online communication, online content and e-commerce.

She said the latent demand with double digit growth of online shopping for services such as airline ticketing, railway ticketing and product categories like electronic gadgets and home appliances have also acted as catalysts for this growth.

The current e-commerce market of Rs 1,180 crore (Rs 11.8 billion) in India is likely to grow to Rs 2,300 crore (Rs 23 billion) by 2006-2007, an IAMAI release said.

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Sub: internet misleading data

internet is gaining heights in all world.india is said to be fourth usage country.i think that india is very very far behind in internet utilisation. ...

Posted by dinesh mishra

Sub: I think there is no metrics to prove this figure....

Is there a way one can prove these figures logically. All the studies are ambiguos and figures cuffed out to create noise. Let\\\'s take a ...

Posted by James Brown

Sub: Still a long way to go

The Internet users might be increasing everyday, but the infrastructure needed to provide the service, especially broadband, is still very primitive, especially if we step ...

Posted by Sameer



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