India to cross 500 million Internet users this year

May 20, 2016

RaviThe number of Internet users in the country is likely to reach 500 million this year, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

“India has grown to around 400 million Internet users. If we take Trai numbers then it is somewhere close to 332 million. As per service providers, they were telling me that

up to date it is 402 million. We were to have 500 million users by 2017, I feel it will happen this year itself,” Prasad said while launching Digital Desh Drive 2.India has now over 100 crore mobile subscribers, he added.

As per the official data shared by him in Lok Sabha today, the total mobile subscriber base at the end of February has 98.2 crore GSM mobile users and 4.45 crore subscribers on CDMA Network.

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