India accounted for more than half of the 500-million new Internet users globally who have come on board in the last three years, according to a report by software firm Adobe.
According to Mobile Adobe Digital Insights (ADI) Report, India has a strong position in driving the momentum of smartphones and number of new Internet users globally and in the Asia Pacific region.
"The report, based on the global analysis of 1.7 trillion visits to more than 16,000 websites between January 2014 and January 2017, found that smartphones were the source of 500 million new Internet users globally. Within this, India delivered a staggering 268.9 million new consumers,” the report said.
This was followed by China and Indonesia that accounted for 97.4 million and 15.7 million new Internet visitors respectively, it added.
The report said smartphone traffic in India increased by 290 per cent since 2014, while desktop traffic was recorded as 6 per cent lower, and tablet traffic stayed stagnant at 3 per cent.
When it comes to app installation growth, the report showed that India led the pack with a 49 per cent increase since 2014, in contrast to most countries like the US and UK that have experienced a 9 per cent and 38 per cent decrease in the use of apps respectively.