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India likely to have 900 million active internet users by 2025: Report

According to the "Internet in India Report 2022," which was produced in collaboration between the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and KANTAR, the number of active internet users in the nation increased by about 10% in 2022.

According to the research, India is expected to have over 900 million total active users by 2025.

In urban India, internet penetration is near 71%, and the number of active users is expected to grow by 6% by 2022. Internet penetration in rural India increased by about 14% over the previous year. India currently has 360 million urban and 399 million rural active internet users. By 2025, 56% of all new internet users are anticipated to come from rural India.

Bihar's internet penetration (32%) is half that of the leading state, Goa (70%).The research also indicates a gender disparity in internet usage: 54% of users are male. However, it was noted that 57% of all new users in 2022 would be females. Women are expected to account for roughly 65% of all new users added by 2025.

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Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.