Latest digital stats from India


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).

Usage reports of Opera Mobile and StatCounter put Nokia as the top used mobile brand followed by Samsung.

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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  • Rajesh Chaudary

    Collective information about Telecom and Social media.

  • Aatish

    Thank you for sharing average internet speed.

    Very helpful statistics.

  • Sanjay

    Good research done by you, very informative post.

  • Girish

    Good Research Thanks for sharing this, i Thought that average internet connection speed in India is around 20 Mbps. But it is 1 Mbps.