Internet users and services continue to grow. The increase in smartphone usage and the lower access costs as well as the growing population are the reasons of increase in number of internet users all over the world.
Data released by Internet World Stats shows that internet penetration in the world has almost touched the 50 per cent mark. Asia has highest number of internet users and accounts for half of total internet users in the world. Total internet users in the world have increased from 3.61 billion in June 2016 to 3.63 billion in October 2016.
India stood at 18th place with 36.5 per cent internet penetration as on June 30, 2016. However, the penetration remains much lower than the world average.
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