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Internet in India


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Growth and Potential of Internet in India

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Internet in India

  1. 1. Internet in India
  2. 2. Importance of Internet <ul><li>Enabling technology </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost networking </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge sharing, alternatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency. </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>Active participation. </li></ul><ul><li>E-commerce </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reasons for low internet penetration: <ul><li>Low PC penetration </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>High internet bandwidth cost </li></ul><ul><li>CHANGE IN SCENARIO HAS LED TO EXPONENTIAL INTERNET USAGE GROWTH </li></ul><ul><li>( IDC India study on Internet usage, 2005) </li></ul>
  4. 4. In the news <ul><li>Google predicts India will be largest net market ( TOI, Mumbai, May 24, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Pantaloon retail plans marketing and communication spends on Internet space. ( Business Line, Mumbai, May 24 2006) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Internet news <ul><li>India achieves critical mass ( 20 Million users) for B2C commerce </li></ul><ul><li>3 C of web: Content, Convenience and Comfort is driving the growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Indian internet industry is about building markets and creating societal change among various stakeholders ( Ashish Kashyap, Google India) </li></ul>
  6. 6. IRCTC <ul><li>Total ticket sales registering over 100% growth (Business Line, June 18 2006) </li></ul>7.28 2003-04 12.81 2004-05 25.73 2005-06 Total ticket sales Year
  7. 7. Of significance <ul><li>3.6 million VISA transactions in the Asia Pacific between July & Sept. 2005; a jump of 94%. (ZDNet Asia) </li></ul><ul><li>Online spending exceeded US $ 377 million in r/o above; 71 % growth. </li></ul><ul><li>In India, 45% net users have shopped online.( JuxtConsult, India Online 2005) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Of significance <ul><li>PC sales in 2005-06 crosses 5 million </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Broadband subscribers crosses 1.6 million, from a few thousand last year ( The Hindu Business Line, July 1, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li>5.9m consumers, representing 28% of the 25m odd people hooked on to the net, spent an estimated Rs 3,500-4,000 crore online in 2005-06. ( Times News Network, July 13, 2006) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some More Stats. <ul><li>Number of Internet users in India: 2004: 25 million -- Nov 2005: 38.5 million    [HT, Jan 2006] </li></ul><ul><li>  number of internet subscribers in India: 6.13 million [IndiaDaily; Jan 2006] </li></ul><ul><li>  Broadband subscribers in India: 835,000 [IndiaDaily; Jan 2006] </li></ul><ul><li>  Target of high-speed Internet users by end of 2005: 3 million (not achieved)    [IndiaDaily; Jan 2006] </li></ul><ul><li>  Price for Broad band (available from): 199 Rs per month [HT; Jan 2006] </li></ul><ul><li>  Previous numbers of Internet users in India: 1992: 1,000 -- 1995: 250,000 --    1999: 2.8 mil -- 2000: 5.0 mil [v2020; Apr 2003] </li></ul><ul><li>We have now reached more than 40 million Internet users and expected to reach 100 million by 2009! </li></ul>
  10. 10. GenNext <ul><li>Internet is going to change the way people do business. </li></ul><ul><li>With Web 2.0, the internet is becoming very user friendly and interactive. </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking on the net is exploding. </li></ul>Visit Ranjan’s web: