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Rural Subscriber Base of Internet Users as on 31.01.2016

January 4, 2017

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The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in India was 112.8 million as on 31.01.2016. There was only 1 Telecom Service Area having subscriber base of internet users in rural area of more than 10 million i.e. UP (East).

The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in UP (East) was 10.31 million as on 31.01.2016. It had a share of 9.14% in the total subscriber base of internet users in rural area in India as on 31.01.2016.

There were 3 Telecom Service Areas having subscriber base of internet users in rural area between 8 to 10 million viz. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar as on 31.01.2016.

The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in Maharashtra was 9.85 million as on 31.01.2016. It had a share of 8.73% in the total subscriber base of internet users in rural area in India as on 31.01.2016. The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in Andhra Pradesh was 9.65 million as on 31.01.2016. It had a share of 8.55% in the total subscriber base of internet users in rural area in India as on 31.01.2016. The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in Bihar was 8.39 million as on 31.01.2016. It had a share of 7.44% in the total subscriber base of internet users in rural area in India as on 31.01.2016.

There were 8 Telecom Service Areas having subscriber base of internet users in rural area between 5 to 8 million viz. West Bengal, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, UP (West), Gujarat, Kerala and Karnataka as on 31.01.2016.

The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in West Bengal was 7.43 million as on 31.01.2016 (6.59% share in All India). The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in Rajasthan was 7.3 million as on 31.01.2016 (6.47% share in All India). The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in Tamil Nadu was 7.04 million as on 31.01.2016 (6.24% share in All India).

The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in Madhya Pradesh was 6.55 million as on 31.01.2016 (5.81% share in All India). The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in UP (West) was 6.31 million as on 31.01.2016 (5.59% share in All India). The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in Gujarat was 6.09 million as on 31.01.2016 (5.4% share in All India). The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in Kerala was 5.97 million as on 31.01.2016 (5.29% share in All India). The subscriber base of internet users in rural area in Karnataka was 5.8 million as on 31.01.2016 (5.14% share in All India).

Note: Subscribers in Millions; Source: Rajya Sabha Session – 239 Starred Question No.215.

Dataset URL: https://data.gov.in/catalog/answers-data-rajya-sabha-questions-session-239

Resource Title: Service Area-wise, Rural/Urban subscriber base of Internet Users as on 31st January 2016(From : Ministry of Communications and Information Technology)

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Source: Rajya Sabha

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