NEW DELHI: By the end of this year, one in every 10 Indians will be an Internet user, making the country the third-largest Internet market in the world after China and the United States.
At the end of December, 121 million Indians will be accessing the Internet at least once a week to check emails, chat or log on to a social network, a survey has found. India is adding Internet users at the rate of almost 5-7 million a month, and at the current pace it will surpass the US, which has about 245 million users, in less than two years.
According to the survey by IMRB and the Internet &Mobile Association of India, the country's Internet population was about 112 million by September. When this year ends, about 9 million more will be added, making India one of the world's top markets for Net-based businesses.