The regular Internet users base in the country is
projected to double by end of 2001 to touch the 79-lakhs mark, according to
Gartner consultancy report on Asia-Pacific markets.
India had 4 million regular users by end-2000, resulting
from 255 per cent growth over 1999, and will increase to staggering 40
million by 2005, the research and advisory firm tracking IT sector said.
India would be the second-largest Internet users' market
in the Asia-Pacific region, following only China and about 3.8 per cent of
country's population would use Net on regular basis by 2005, it added.