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India home to world s second largest internet user base, thanks to Jio: Report

Helmed by Reliance Jio, India is home to the world s second largest internet user base, accounting for 12 per cent of all internet users globally, the 2019 Mary Meeker report on Internet Trends said. Jio is one of the most innovative internet companies based outside the US, it added. At 3.8 billion, the number of Internet users comprises more than half the world s population, it said, adding China has the largest base, accounting for 21 per cent of all internet users globally. The US has 8 per cent of global internet users. Global internet user growth is solid but slowing, it said. The growth was 6 per cent in 2018, down from 7 per cent in the previous year. With 307 million mobile phone service subscribers, Reliance Jio is expanding offline access to e-commerce, the report said. We are creating a hybrid, online-to-offline commerce platform by integrating Reliance Retail s physical marketplace with Jio s digital infrastructure services, it quoted Reliance Industries Chairman


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