Internet Users

  • Internet users pay service providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do July 30, 2014

    Washington: US consumers often incorrectly estimate how much data they consume online and pay Internet providers for more downloading and uploading than they actually do, a US government watchdog said in findings released on Tuesday. The observations were preliminary from the Government Accountability Office's review of the practice of usage-based pricing,...
  • China's Internet population reaches 632 million July 22, 2014

    Beijing: China is now home to 632 million Internet users, said a government agency, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown. The Asian giant's Internet population - defined as those who have gone online at least once in the past six months - has increased by 14 million...
  • India to have 526 million Internet users by 2018: Report June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Internet user base in India, the third largest after China and the US, is expected to more than double to 526 million by 2018, networking solutions giant Cisco said today. Internet users in the world's second most populous nation stood at 213 million last year, Cisco revealed in its...
  • World to have 3 billion Internet users by the end of 2014: UN May 6, 2014

    United Nations: The world will have nearly three billion Internet users by the end of 2014, with two-thirds of them from the developing world, and mobile-cellular subscriptions will reach almost seven billion by the year end, new figures released by the UN said. The report by the UN's International Telecommunications...
  • Mobile Internet users in India to hit 155 million mark by March end February 15, 2014

    More and more Indians are logging on to the internet through their mobile phones, says a recent report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The study predicts that, by the end of March 2014, there will be 155 million mobile internet users in the country; a rise...
  • India to have 243 million Internet users by June 2014: Report January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: With more and more people accessing the Web through mobile phones, the Internet user base in the country is projected to touch 243 million by June 2014, a year-on-year growth of 28 per cent. According to the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI),...
  • China makes real names mandatory for online video uploads January 21, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese Internet users are now required to register their real names to upload videos to Chinese online video sites, an official body said, as the Communist Party tightens its control of the Internet and media to suppress anti-government sentiment. The new rule has been implemented to "prevent vulgar content, base...
  • India to have 155 million mobile Internet users by March: Report January 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of users accessing the web on their mobile handsets in India is expected to reach 155 million by March this year, according to the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). This number is further expected to grow to 185 million by June,...
  • Indian mobile Internet users to touch 164.8 million by 2015: Report September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The number of people surfing the Internet using mobiles in India, the world's second largest mobile market after China, is set to touch 164.8 million by 2015, a report by global consultancy firm KPMG said today. KPMG's 'The SMAC Code Embracing New Technologies for future business'...
  • India has 55.48 crore mobile owners, 14.32 crore Internet users September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: There are 55.48 crore actual mobile users in the country and 14.32 crore internet users, according to a study by research firm Juxt. "India has 55.48 crore mobile users as per our India Mobile Landscape (IML) 2013 study. More than 29.8 crore, about 54...
  • India's Internet population reaches 73.9 million, 3rd largest in world August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India with 73.9 million Internet users is the world's third largest Internet population, overtaking Japan but behind China and the US, according to research firm ComScore. Rising number of mobile audience, devices and consumption habits reveal that consumers are becoming more platform agnostic in...
  • Data consumption to rise by nearly 40 per cent in 3-5 years: Report March 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Data consumption over Internet is expected to rise by around 40 per cent in the next 3-5 years on the back of smart devices and phones, an industry official has said. However, it will be a challenge for operators to maintain pace with the data consumption growth in...
  • 165 million mobile Internet users in India by March 2014: Report January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: India is expected to have close to 165 million mobile internet users by March 2014, up from 87.1 million in December 2012 as more people are accessing the web through mobile devices and dongles, a report by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB said today. ...
  • India among fastest growing Internet market: Study October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: India is among the top three fastest growing Internet markets in the world, a study by industry body Assocham and ComScore has said. "Among the Bric nations, India has been the fastest growing market adding over 18 million Internet users and growing at an annual rate of 41...
  • Russian Internet users to reach 90 mn in 2013 January 5, 2012

    Moscow: The number of Internet users in Russia increased by 5.4 per cent in 2011 to reach 70 million people, Russian Minister of Communications Igor Shchegolev said today. According to him, 55 million of the 70 million are active users. He further said the figure may reach 90 million users...
  • Users dislike paid ads along with search results November 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Internet users in India do not like advertisements mixed with search results and found paid links less useful in regard to the information they were looking for, a study said Wednesday. "Paid advertising getting interspersed with natural search results is not quite what users want," said the study...
  • Russian internet users double September 24, 2011

    Moscow: The number of Russian internet users more than doubled from 10 million to 25 million since August 2009. The growth was mainly due to users from Russian regions, while the share of users from Russia's two largest cities - Moscow and St. Petersburg - fell from 51 per cent...
  • Way2SMS reaches 20 million users September 15, 2011

    Hyderabad: Way2SMS, Hyderabad-based web portal, which offers free messaging from PC to mobile, has disclosed it has reached a milestone of 20 million users. Its platform is managing a massive 365 million mobile contacts and is reaching over 55 million mobiles every month. Way2SMS adds about seven lakh new users...
  • Orkuting most popular Internet activity among Indians September 21, 2007

    New Delhi: What do Indians do when they are hooked on to the Net? Most of them are either busy writing or receiving emails, dating online or socialising on networking sites like Orkut That’s the finding of India Online 2007, an Internet users’ behaviour survey conducted by online research solutions consultancy...
  • Internet surfing kills 2 days per month April 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Computer users waste up to two days a month surfing in cyberspace for things they don't need, says a survey reported by Daily Mail. The phenomenon has been named wilfing –a short-form for ‘what was I looking for’. The phenomenon affects over two thirds of the 34 million...