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India to have 730 million internet users by 2020: Report

More than 70% new users to come from rural areas and consume data in local languages, says the report by NASSCOM and Akamai Technologies

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Moulishree Srivastava  |  Mumbai 

India is expected to have 730 million internet users by 2020, with more than seven out of 10 new users emerging from rural areas, said a new report by software industry lobby NASSCOM and Akamai Technologies, Inc on Wednesday. Currently, India has over 400 million internet users.

While 75% of next 300 million users will be those living in rural India, the equal number of new Internet users will consume data in local languages, it said. India, which already has second largest internet user base after China, will remain the fastest-growing internet market, the report said. ...

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First Published: Wed, August 17 2016. 15:54 IST
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