Can India get 1 billion online by 2020?5 min read . Updated: 29 Apr 2016, 08:30 AM IST
Here's a look at the challenges that need to be addressed to ensure that a billion Indians are connected to the Internet by 2020
New Delhi: Imagine one billion Indians connected to the Internet by 2020. Is that a realistic target or unattainable? Let’s take a look at the numbers today: As of December 2015, India had around 330 million fixed and mobile Internet subscriptions translating into approximately 391 million unique Internet users. Telecom advisory Analysys Mason’s proprietary market forecast model predicts that market forces will lead to around 400 million new fixed and mobile data subscriptions by 2020, translating into a total of approximately 746 million unique Internet users. This still leaves 254 million unconnected, for the 1 billion target.