Sunday, March 23, 2008

Computer and Internet penetration in India

Less than 3% (30 per thousand) of Indians own a personal computer — compared to nearly 8% of Chinese, almost 14% of Brazilians and more than 15% of Russians.

in India, a typical desktop computer costs 44% of the average Indian’s annual wage.

31 Oct, 2007

Internet unique users

UU - i.e. unique user story:

US stands at 162 million.
China ~96 million
India at 8th position, @ 25.2 million users.

Top Email Service is of course, Y! Mail with 262.2 million unique visitors in oct, 2007, closely followed by Hotmail (256.4mn). Gmail secures 3rd position with 87.1 mn unique visitors.

Source: Comscore world matrix October 2007

Over 6.5 million PCs sold in 2007: IDC

The India client personal computer (notebooks and desktops combined) market crossed yet another milestone to ship nearly 6.5 million PCs in a calendar year, thereby recording 20 percent YoY growth in unit shipments (compared to 5.4 million units in CY2006). This was reported by CyberMedia India subsidiary, IDC India as one of the key results of the India Quarterly PC Tracker, Q4 2007, February 2008 release.

3.24 mln broadband subscribers in IndiaMarch 5, 2008 @ Mar 05, 08 | 10:41 pm · Department: Broadband, Internet usage

India, with a population of 1.1 bln, had 3.24 mln broadband subscribers at the end of January 2008, according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

According to latest estimates, India has 42 million internet users. This figure is expected to go up to 100 million shortly. Some say by the end of this year itself.

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