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

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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.