- India’s mobile subscribers base as of May 2014 stood at 910.16 million, while active users were 790.52 million [Source: TRAI]
- India’s urban tele-density is at 139.72, while rural tele-density is at 43.72 at end-May [Source: TRAI]
- India’s broadband (> 512 Kbps) connections in India were 65.33 million at end-May [Source: TRAI]
- Time.com had 20.3 million unique visits in May 2014, per comScore. 16 percent of Time’s traffic comes from Facebook, its third biggest traffic source. [Source: Digiday]
- 40% of goibibo.com traffic is now contributed by mobile. It was 15% a year ago. [Source: Thinking Aloud]
- 25% of goibibo.com transactions happen via mobile. It was less than 10% a year ago. [Source: Thinking Aloud]
- Email marketing provider, Experian sends more than 14 billion email messages a month. [Source: WSJ]
Some interesting factoids, figures and stats that I came across in this week.
- SMS Gupshup sends 1.8 billion SMS every month (as of May 2014) with revenues of about Rs 150 crore in 2013 and claims a 37% market share [Source: Business Standard]
- Vuclip claims to have 120 million monthly users globally, for whom it serves up to 4 billion minutes of un-buffered videos a month [Source: Medianama]
- India’s mobile subscribers base as April 2014 stood at 907.44 million, while active users were 791.11 million [Source: TRAI]
- Total broadband (> 512 Kbps) connections in India were 61.7 million at end-April [Source: TRAI]
Medianama has a post on PayUMoney’s wallet. It gives a crisp explanation of types of Pre-paid Wallet Instruments in India.
- Closed System Payment Instruments: which are not reloadable with cash and do not permit cash withdrawal (for example: phone calling, prepaid voucher and gift vouchers)
- Semi-Closed System Payment Instruments: used at merchant locations, and which can be reloaded, but do not allow cash withdrawal (for example: cash cards and smart cards)
- Semi-Open System Payment Instruments: these can be reloadable or non-reloadable, and can be used at any point-of-sale terminal, but they do not allow cash withdrawal. For example: gift cards issued by banks
- Open System Payment Instruments: these can be re-loadable or non-reloadable, but most importantly, they permit cash withdrawal at ATMs. Examples of such cards are the Payroll cards and travel cards.
Solid 2014 Keynote address on Internet of Things by Tim O’Reilly.
Solid conference focuses on the intersection of software and hardware.