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Mobile Users To Grow To 990 Million In India By 2020

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NEW DELHI -- American multinational technology company that designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment Cisco systems in a report has projected the rise in the number of mobile users to 990.2 million, covering about 71 percent of the country's population by 2020.

"With the ever-increasing billions of people and things that are being connected, mobility is the predominant medium that's enabling today's global digitisation transformation," Cisco vice president service provider marketing Doug Webster said.

Webster further said that 3G connections are forecasted to be 52.6 percent of the total mobile connections by 2020.

With higher adoption in rural India, the number of mobile internet users in the country is expected to rise significantly in the country.

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