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India to become world's 2nd largest Internet userbase by yearend — report

NEW DELHI, Nov. 18 — India will have 402 million Internet users by the end of this year, surpassing the United States, a report has claimed.

"While Internet in India took more than a decade to move from 10 million to 100 million and three years from 100 million to 200 million, it took only a year to move from 300 million to 400 million users. Clearly, Internet is mainstream in India today," the report said.

"Currently, India has the third largest Internet userbase in the world, but it is estimated that by December, India will overtake the US (as the second largest base)," it added.

According to the report by industry body Internet and Mobile Association of India, this number is expected to further surge to 462 million by June next year as more people come online, especially through their mobile devices.

India has seen an apparent Internet revolution in the past couple of years and most people access the net through their mobile phones. (PNA/Xinhua)

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