Mumbai has the highest number of internet users with 16.4 million in India, a study said on Tuesday. In 2013, Mumbai had 12 million internet users.
Mumbai is followed by Delhi with 12.15 million users and Kolkata with 6.27 million users. Kolkata has jumped two places from last year to attain the third position.
Bangalore with 5.99 million internet users and Chennai with 5.58 million internet users are fourth and fifth respectively, the joint study by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB said.
With 50 percent year-on-year growth, Delhi registered the highest growth of internet users among all the top cities in India and the country has around 243 million internet users.
In 2013, Delhi had 8.1 million internet users. There were 4.7 million internet users in Kolkata in 2013, while Bangalore had 4.4 million internet users and Chennai had 4.5 million internet users.
Mumbai with 37% y-o-y growth is second while Bangalore with a y-o-y growth of 36% is third. Hyderabad and Pune, with a growth of 34% each are at fourth while Kolkata and Ahmedabad with 33% each are at fifth position. Chennai with 24% has registered the lowest growth rate among the top eight cities.
Overall, the top 4 metros have a 23% penetration of Internet Users in India. The other 4 Metros have 11% penetration of Internet Users, with Bangalore registering the highest growth.
Among the smaller metros with a population of more than 1 million, Surat, Jaipur, Lucknow, Vadodara and Nagpur are the top five cities with highest number of internet users.
The small metros constitute 11% of the overall internet users in India, with top five small metros comprising 6% of the total Internet users in India.