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Internet users in India to cross 500 mn in 2016: Prasad

The minister said that India has now over 1 billion mobile subscribers

Mansi Taneja  |  New Delhi 

The number of Internet users in India is likely to cross 500 million this year, according to Ravi Shankar Prasad (pictured), minister for communications and information technology. “India has grown to around 400 million Internet users. If we take Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) numbers, it is somewhere close to 332 million. Service providers are telling me the up-to-date figure would be 402 million. We were to have 500 million users by 2017; I feel it will happen this year itself,” said Prasad, while launching a narrative story book titled Digital Desh ...

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First Published: Thu, May 05 2016. 00:25 IST
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