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Internet users in India to increase to 829 million by 2021, according to report by Cisco

June 09, 2017

According to a report by Cisco, internet users in India would increase from 373 million in 2016 to 829 million by 2021, comprising 59 per cent of the population. This would be driven by digital transformation.

Further, as per the report, the number of networked devices would increase from 1.4 billion in 2016 to 2 billion in 2021. Moreover, machine-to-machine connections would represent 22 percent of the total 2 billion devices and connections and will account for five percent of internet protocol (IP) traffic by 2021. In addition, the overall IP traffic is expected to increase from 1.7 EB per month in 2016 to 6.5 EB per month in 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 30 per cent between 2016 to 2021.

Meanwhile, video would continue to dominate IP traffic and overall internet traffic growth, representing 76 per cent of all the internet traffic in 2021, up from 57 per cent in 2016.


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