The sector, valued at USD 33.8 billion at present, is expected to reach USD 76.4 billion by 2022 in conservative estimates, according to the report titled 'Economic Impact of Internet Services in India'.
Even as the UK last month announced the appointment of Minister of Loneliness, which sounds more like the title of the next Arundhati Roy novel, it is worth examining why we are so alone in the age of hyperconnectivity.
About 58 per cent of the internet users in rural areas access the internet to watch videos, which is in line with the broader trend where 65-75 per cent of 4G mobile web consumption is on account of consumers streaming films and TV series.
The growth rate in internet usage is increasing in developing nations, also because there is more scope for it when compared with developed countries. But look at the numbers closely and you will once again find that the digital divide has not reduce
Other than porn and piracy, Indian internet service providers (ISPs) have installed the highest number of Internet filtering systems and blocked the maximum number of web pages, the investigation by Toronto-based Citizen Lab, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and The Indian Express found.