Digital Access Index India

Saturday, April 1, 2006

Updated with estimates from [Srinivasan Keshav]()

Digital Access Index (2003): 0.32 (119)

  • Fixed telephone subscribers per 100 inhabitants: -4- 4.5

  • Mobile cellular subscribers per 100 inhabitants: -1.2- 9

    (India has about 100MM, growing 5MM/month, so it is growing 0.04/month)

  • Internet access tariff as % of GNI per capita: 21.9

    (probably down to Rs100/month, with GNI per cap of $300/yr, so still 20)

  • Adult literacy: 58%

  • Combined primary, secondary, and tertiary school enrollment: 56%

  • International internet bandwidth per capita: -1.6 kbps- 16 kbps

    (Probably 10x by now. India owns 40% of global fiber!!)

  • Broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants: -0- 3

  • Internet users per 100 inhabitants: -1.6- 6 (60 MM users now)

World Telecommunications Indicators (2005)

  • Main telephone lines per 100 inhabitants: 4.1

  • Mobile cell phone subscribers per 100 inhabitants: 4.4

  • Internet users per 100 inhabitants: 3.2