Rural India to power internet users to 730 million by 2020, says report

by admin | August 23, 2016 11:33 am

New Delhi: India is expected to have 730 million internet users by 2020, with 75% of new user growth expected to come from rural areas, according to a report released on Wednesday by The National Association of Software & Services Companies (Nasscom) in partnership with Akamai Technologies Inc., a leader in content delivery network services. The report, “The Future of internet in India”, launched by Mr R. Chandrashekhar, president, Nasscom, and Dr Tom Leighton, co-founder and chief executive officer of Akamai Technologies, aims to understand the impact of the internet on the way people live, learn, work, shop and connect; and focuses on the future trends that will change the landscape of India by 2020.

Speaking at the launch, R. Chandrashekhar stated: “India’s internet consumption has already exceeded US to become No. 2 globally. Keeping into consideration the massive impact that the internet is creating across sectors, it has become the greatest disruptor of our age by changing the way we work, interact socially and live life in general. By 2020, the internet is expected to penetrate deeper in the hinterlands of the country, helping to create more opportunities for everyone.”

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