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13th August 2006, 03:22 PM
The prospect of the number of India’s netizens growing is bleak, given that most among the local population that can speak English (about 150 million), the lingua franca on the net, are already on the web. “The English speaking market in India is saturated,” says Deepak Maheswari, secretary of the Internet Service Providers Association of India.


13th August 2006, 03:52 PM
I believe Indian IDN is a good investment opportunity.

13th August 2006, 07:13 PM
Thanks for posting the link. Providing people with content in the their native language great idea:) It may be a few years but once that hits big, I bet they staring looking to put their native language content on native language domains.

DrBio you could help them out with that couldn't you?:)


14th August 2006, 02:36 AM

Good news for idns but the figures don't quite add up , if all 150 million english speakers are on the web there seems to 100 million missing. :)

Possibly the "family" group makes up the missing numbers ?


IN - 1,112,225,812 population - Area: 3,166,944 sq km

Capital City: New Delhi - GNI p.c.US$ 620 ('04), per World Bank

50,600,000 Internet users as of Dec./05, 4.5% penetration, per C.I.Alma.

14th August 2006, 03:40 AM
You may be right, Wot. Well, I al