India is likely to have over 850 Million online users by the end of 2025. This will be boosted by adoption and availability of more capable devices and faster connections. This information was provided by a report from Boston Consulting Group to the media in a conference.
“It took almost 8 Years for mobile market of India to cross 250 Million 3G connections. But Reliance Jio 4G network of the country added 100 Million connections in merely 7 Months,” the report further gave information. By the end of 2020, 50% of all Internet users will originate from the rural areas. In addition to this, 33% are anticipated to be aged 35 years or above, and 40% users will be women, it further added.
“Impact of digitalization is turning out to be omnipresent across all user segments. Initial digital users of India were millennial, male, and almost metro-based. The future seems very different,” the report claimed. The report further claimed that gadgets today are a mixture of feature phones with mainly 2G connections and smartphones (with better or 3G connections). The more people are mature digitally, the more activities are done online. As a result, digital impact on actual digital commerce and purchases are both rising, the report described.
Earlier, Facebook has also exposed to its advertisers that India has exceeded the U.S. to turn out to be the largest user base for the social media website for monthly active consumers. As per the catalog, India leads the chart with 241 Million monthly active consumers, which is almost 11% of the entire traffic that is received to the Facebook. The U.S. is near with 240 Million monthly active consumers. Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico are on 3rd, 4th, and 5th stand in the list, respectively.
In addition to this, it has been stated that the active consumers in India have increased by 27% in last the 6 Months, while the U.S. has witnessed an expansion of 12% during the same timeframe. The report claims that in India, only 19% (241 Million) of the entire population of 1.282 Billion utilizes social media. The U.S. has penetration of social media to 73% (240 Million) out of entire population of 327 Million.