About half of mobile internet users in India have either or infrequently, use the desktop Internet, according to a survey.
The survey, conducted by Opera in February this year and released recently, puts India at the 2nd largest base of mobile only Internet generation after South Africa.
“41 per cent Indians, mobile phone is the only possible way to access Internet. Apart from being a cheaper and easier alternative, mobile device is the most convenient access method for using Internet while they are away from the computer,” said the survey.
While 95.2 per cent of the mobile internet users are male, female comprise only 5 per cent of the total users. Mobile Internet users are also dominated by young people with 94 per cent aged between 13 and 34, added the survey.
The survey only confirms the phenomenal rise of mobile connections in India, which is now at above 700 million compared to the very slow wired connection in the country.