Web cellphone users doubles in India

Now, Indians are using their mobile phones as a tool to access Internet. One in every 11 people logging on to the Web across the world through ­mobile phones is turning out to be an Indian.

The number of people accessing the Internet through cellphones has doubled in the past one year in India. India has become the fourth largest population browsing the Web through their mobile handsets. According to data compiled by UK-based Bango Plc., a total of 27% of users logging on to the Internet through mobile phones come from the UK, followed by 21% in the US and about 11% in South Africa. While Indians account for just 9% of the total number of mobile Web users, the number has grown considerably from 4% a year ago.