The report, ‘Internet in India 2014’, is jointly published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International.
The internet in India took more than a decade to move from 10 million to 100 million and three years from 100 to 200 million. However, it took only a year to move from 200 to 300 million users, it said.
“In October 2014, there were 278 million internet users in India. Currently, India has the third largest internet users’ base in the world but it is estimated that by December 2014, India will overtake the US as the second largest internet users’ base in the world,” the study said.
China currently leads with more than 600 million internet users while the US currently has an estimated 279 million internet users.
According to the report, the number of internet users in urban India has grown by 29% from October 2013 to reach 177 million in October 2014. It is expected to reach 190 million by December 2014 and 216 million by June 2015.