Archive for May, 2011
Not many of us agree that India ranks in the Top 10 across the World when it comes to Internet user base, but has only four Internet firms listed on Stock Exchanges. India has amongst the best demographics for the Internet, with 50% of the population being younger than 25 years, but only 3% of ad-spends online.
India’s Internet penetration trails China’s 35% penetration by far, despite having started well before China in providing Internet access. Indian universities had Internet access in 1988—a full six years before Chinese universities did. United Nations has proposed that Internet access be recognised as a fundamental human right and still India counts 256 Kbps as broadband and serves 35% of its customers.
However, on the positive side, Internet penetration in India has been increasing rapidly, as cost of access is falling dramatically, Read the rest of this entry »