India's internet user base crosses 350 million : IAMAI

Highlights: 

  • India has added 52 million internet users in first six months of the year.
  • According to industry body IAMAI, now, the total user base to 352 million as on June 30, 2015.
  • At present, 213 million (over 60%) users accessed the worldwide web through mobile devices.
  • The number of internet users has grown over 26% from 278 million in October 2014.
  • The number of mobile internet users has also grown about 40% from 159 million users in October last year.
  • The internet in India took more than a decade to move from 10 million to 100 million and three years from 100 to 200 million.

What is IAMAI ?

  • Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is a not-for-profit industry body.
  • It is registered under the Societies Act, 1986. 
  • Its objetive is to expand and enhance the online and mobile value added services sectors.
  • IAMAI also put forward the problems and requirements of the businesses to the consumers, shareholders, investors and the government of India. 
  • The main purpose of the Internet and Mobile Association of India is to improve and expand the value added services pertaining to mobiles and several online services.
  • IAMAI is the only specialized industry body in India representing the interests of online and mobile value added services industry.
  • It was founded  in 2004 and its headquarters is located at Mumbai, India
  • At present its president is Dr. Subho Ray.