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Mumbai tops in internet penetration; Kolkata clocks highest growth rate

Delhi, which has the second most internet users, however recorded the lowest growth rate among the top 8 metros  

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 8, 2013

Mumbai with 12 million internet users has emerged as the topmost city followed by Delhi with 8.1 million internet users and Hyderabad with 4.7 million internet users. Chennai with 4.5 million internet users and Kolkata with 4.4 million internet users are fourth and fifth, respectively. In 2012, Mumbai had 8.3 million internet users, while Delhi had 6 million internet users. There were 3.6 million internet users in Hyderabad in 2012, while Chennai had 3.4 million internet users and Kolkata had 3 million internet users.

With 47 per cent y-o-y growth, Kolkata, however, registered the highest growth of internet users among the top cities. Mumbai with 45 per cent y-o-y growth is second while Bangalore with a growth y-o-y of 43 per cent is third. Pune, with a growth of 37 per cent is fourth while Delhi with a y-o-y growth of 35 per cent fifth.

Source: IAMAI-IMRB I-Cube 2013 Findings

Ahmedabad, with y-o-y 26%, registered the lowest growth rate among the top eight cities.

Overall, the the top 4 metros have a 37 per cent penetration of active internet uUsers.  Among the other four metros, Hyderabad leads the charge with a penetration of 37 per cent active internet users. Coimbatore with a 40 per cent penetration leads in the Small Metros category.

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