Indian Telecom reforms are now reaching the Internet sector as Broadband Subscribers in India are set to double in 2008. India had ~3 mn broadband subscribers at the beginning of 2008. Latest reports indicate that the number of broadband subscribers in India stands at 4.57 mn. Here is an exclusive Graph that shows the growth of Broadband in India.
Kindly note that the growth is mainly coming from Wired DSL Broadband and not the over hyped WiMax. DoT has set a target of 20mn broadband connections for 2010 and it now appears to hit the target if growth continues as it has been in the past 10 months 🙂
This increase in subscriber numbers will see the momentum spread to other Web / Internet sectors. For example, the first beneficiary will be the Search Engine Marketing comanies. IAMAI in a report released just minutes ago has said that Search Engine Marketing in India will double to $225 mn, a blessing for Google 🙂