- 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]
Published July 21, 2014 by VeerChand Bothra
Published July 5, 2014 by VeerChand Bothra
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]
Published July 3, 2014 by VeerChand Bothra
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.