Mumbai tops Net penetration, Cal is fastest growing: IAMAI

07 Nov,2013

By A Correspondent


Mumbai with 12 million internet users has emerged as the topmost city in terms of internet penetration, followed by Delhi with 8.1 million internet users and Hyderabad with 4.7 million internet users. Chennai with 4.5 million internet users and Kolkata with 4.4 million internet users are fourth and fifth respectively. These are figures put out by the Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI]. In 2012, Mumbai had 8.3 million internet users, while Delhi had 6 million internet users. There were 3.6 million internet users in Hyderabad in 2012, while Chennai had 3.4 million internet users and Kolkata had 3 million internet users.


With 47% year-on-year growth, Kolkata, however, registered the highest growth of internet users among all the top cities in India. Mumbai with 45% y-o-y growth is second while Bangalore with a growth y-o-y of 43% is third. Pune, with a growth of 37% is fourth while Delhi with a y-o-y growth of 35% is fifth.


Source: IAMAI-IMRB I-Cube 2013 Findings


Ahmedabad, with y-o-y 26%, registered the lowest growth rate among the top eight cities. Overall, the the top 4 metros have a 37% penetration of active internet users. Among the other 4 Metros, Hyderabad leads the charge with a penetration of 37% active internet users. Coimbatore with a 40% penetration leads in the small metros category.


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