India Has 55.48 Crore Mobile Owners, 14.2 Crore Internet Users

According to survey by research firm Just there are 55.48 crore mobile users and 14.32 crore internet users in the India. Out of 55.48 crore mobile users,more than 29.8 crore of these device owners are in rural areas and 25.6 crore in cities and towns. According to study report,Out of 77.39 crore SIMs with validity 64.34 SIMs are being used by 55.48 crore mobile users.

Internet users in the country are also growing to 14.32 crore.According to Mrutyunjay,"The number of unique Internet users in India, who access Internet from their desktop or laptop, smart TV or mobile data connections together stand at around 94.7 million. But when one adds the number of users who also access Internet through operators portals such as Airtel Live and Reliance R World, the number goes up to 143.2 million."

The study also found that 2.38 crore  individuals access Internet from their mobile phones using a data connection such as GPRS or 3G. Out of these figure 93 lakh internet access through mobile phones and 77 per cent of these users are belonged in rural areas.

Talking about size of survey, Mrutyunjay said that the field survey was conducted between May and mid-July 2013 covering 109 urban centres and 196 villages in all the 28 states and 3 union territories in India.
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