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India world's second-largest internet market, growth driven by Reliance Jio: Mary Meeker Report

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Over half of the world's population has access to the internet now, with a majority of users (about 53 percent) coming from the Asia-Pacific region, revealed Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report 2019.

The report brought out by Meeker, Founder of Bond Capital and former Kleiner Perkins general partner, is one of the most anticipated decks in Silicon Valley.

In the initial years of the report, Meeker put a special lens on India, but slides specific to the country have gone missing since 2018.

However, Meeker indicates that India now accounts for 12 percent of the world's internet users, second only to China (21 percent). USA is third at eight percent). Overall, there are 3.8 billion internet users in the world.

India's internet growth has largely been driven by telecom operator Reliance Jio, which Meeker pointed out, had grown 2X in a year reaching 307 million subscribers.........

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