India’s business capital Mumbai with 12 million Internet users has emerged as the top most city, followed by country’s capital Delhi with 8.1 million Internet users and Hyderabad with 4.7 million Internet users, as per the data released by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
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.
According to the report, With 47% y-o-y growth, Kolkata, however, registered the highest growth of Internet users among all the top cities in India.
Mumbai with 45% y-o-y growth is second while Bangalore with a growth y-o-y of 43% is third. Pune, with a growth of 37% is fourth while Delhi with a y-o-y growth of 35% is fifth. 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% penetration of Active Internet Users. Among the other 4 Metros, Hyderabad leads the charge with a penetration of 37% Active Internet Users. Coimbatore with a 40% penetration leads in the Small Metros category.