VeerChand Bothra is a technologist cum sociologist, who keenly observes tech trends and their impact on the land of the Maharajas. Veer is a Mobile Marketing technology expert and a Social Media enthusiast. He is also the founder/organiser of the Mumbai chapter of international industry event Mobile Monday. His 15 years of journey in the internet and mobile space, has also enriched his interests in reading, history, spirituality and world cinema.
This being the first post on Technology Walla, let us take a look at some latest Indian digital stats.
As per TRAI’s latest report, India’s mobile connections base at the end of December 2012 stands at 864.72 million. While the active mobile connections, based on VLR (Visitor Location Register), is 701.60 million.
Top 5 mobile operators in the country are Airtel (181.9 mln), Vodafone (147.4 mln), Reliance (118.5 mln), Idea (113.9 mln) and BSNL (99.9 mln).
Internet and Broadband
India’s broadband subscriber base is 14.98 million at the end of December 2012.
Top 5 ISPs in terms of subscriber base are BSNL (9.90 mln), Bharti Airtel (1.39 mln), MTNL (1.06 mln), Hathway (0.37 mln) and You Broadband (0.29 mln).
TRAI defines Broadband as an internet connection with a download speed > 256 Kbps.
As per Akamai’s The State of the Internet report, the average internet connection speed in India is around 1 Mbps (1,044 kbps).
More users access internet through mobiles than PCs in India.
Facebook reports 71 million active users in India. The largest social networking site has 1.06 billion monthly active users (MAUs) worldwide.
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