India is one of leading countries in the world which has seen a large growth in Internet usage. It also incidentally has the world’s largest number of mobile users, currently around 600 million.
So how much has India grown? Well, from a meager 25,000 users in 1998 it has grown to 100 million users. Though it is hardly 10% of the Indian population it still puts India at number 3 in world Internet users after China and the United States.
Internet was first started out in 1995 and has radically grown through the years. Most of the Indians go online to check emails, visit social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut, download music, instant messaging, watching online videos and more. However, India does lag behind in one area; internet speed. They are currently ranked at number 144 with an average speed of 1.42 Mbps speed.
Interesting facts right? Check out the entire infographic of growth of Internet users in India through 2010 below (click to enlarge).
(h/t @manan – via Flickr)