Statsguru: From email to ecommerce, 25 years of internet in India

There was a time when political parties opposed the use of computers to save jobs. Today, the internet is an important part of daily human life

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In the last few years, the telecom revolution helped internet data consumption grow massively

Abhishek Waghmare Pune
The Internet has completed 25 years of existence in India. There was a time when political parties opposed the use of computers to save jobs. Today, the internet is an important part of daily human life. Internet and tech companies may add 100 million jobs — new and transformed — in the next decade in India, according to a report by McKinsey.

In 1995, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd gave the first internet connection in India, and soon a sprawling network of cybercafes sprung up. A few years later, telecom companies started offering wireless data. Small-time ventures like Facebook became global

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First Published: Nov 23 2020 | 6:10 AM IST

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