According to a Mait-IMRB study, Internet subscribers in India have increased to 11.2 lakhs during 2000-01 from 6.51 lakhs the previous year, with the home segment registering a whopping compounded annual growth rate of 215 per cent.
The study divides the Internet user group into two categories: home and business. The business segment accounted for 45 per cent, while households accounted for the balance 55 per cent.
The study said that Net penetration in the business segment was pegged at 36 per cent in 2000-01, with homes seeing a nine per cent penetration.
The number of Internet subscribers increased to 1.12 million (11.2 lakhs) by March, 2001, leading to 67 per cent penetration among PC owning businesses and 54 per cent penetration in PC owning homes.
In terms of mode of Net access, 72 per cent of subscribers were using dial-up as on March, 2001, while cable and DST currently accounts for two and one per cent as access means.