Can’t Live without the Internet? Ask Indians

A recent survey says it all, Indians can't live without internet. With all the stats India is the 2nd largest internet market


The digital revolution has taken the world by storm and everybody is just loving it. So much so that more than  two-thirds of the people in a global survey say they cannot imagine  a life without the internet. Surprised? It turns out the largest proportion of such respondents was in India, where 82% said it is no life without the worldwide web,behind even the US, where 73% said it is impossible to live without www…

Where People can’t live without internet


More than 500 Million Indian Internet Users by 2022

  • The majority of India’s internet users are mobile phone internet users
  • They rely on cheap alternatives to expensive landline connections that require desktop PCs and landline connections
  • 323m people accessed internet through mobile phones in 2016, about 24.3% of India’s total Population

India already 2nd largest internet market

  • Despite large base of internet users, only 26% of Indian population accessed internet in 2015
  • Men dominate internet usage in India at 71% to women’s 29%

So What do Indians do Online?

  • Likes internet users world over, Indians too passionate about social media

    Facebook is one of the favorite social networking platform in India
  • BY 2021, it is estimated that there will be 358.2m social network users
  • Share of population accessing social networks to jump from around 16.3% in 2016 to over 25%
  • India has the largest user base in the world of Facebook
  • Online shopping is also a very popular activity. retail e-commerce sales stood at $16bn in 2016; projected to surpass $45 in2021.