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India

Asia, Southern Asia

India is the world’s fifth largest economy, and the most populous country in the world. While Internet users have steadily grown since the 1990s, growth has begun to taper off, indicating that the country may need to more aggressively connect rural areas, where most of its population lives. Having actively promoted IPv6 adoption, India has one of the highest IPv6 uptake rates globally. The country however also continues to lead the world in shutting down the Internet. Mandated blackouts, which can last for months in some regions, stifle the growth of industries that increasingly rely on Internet connectivity.

Open Internet Environment

The open Internet allows people and organizations to mix and match technologies without permission and with minimal barriers. Sustaining and growing an open Internet helps to spur innovation and keep it fit for future applications. An open Internet is an accessible Internet – it is easy to connect to the open Internet and use its services.
Internet Use
Individuals using the Internet as a percentage of the total population
46%
Regional Rank: 39
71%
Asia avg.
Internet Shutdowns
Intentional disruptions of Internet communications, making them unavailable for a specific population, location, or type of access
1
Ongoing
35
Last 12 month
Internet Resilience Score
A resilient Internet connection is one that maintains an acceptable level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operation
43%
Regional Rank: 36
46%
Asia avg.
Internet Freedom
Freedom on the Net measures Internet freedom in 70 countries
Transit Provider Diversity
More diversity in routes to the global Internet improves connection resilience
Poor
Retail ISP Diversity
Diversity of retail Internet providers improves resilience and user choice
Fair
IXP Operator Market
A measure of the diversity and concentration of the local market for Internet Exchange Point operations

Globally Connected Infrastructure

The globally connected Internet is inclusive. It allows networks and users to interconnect without geographical restrictions. Increasing the connectivity of the Internet makes it more valuable to every participant, as a tool for communications, learning, commerce.
Networks Assigned
A measure of how many Internet networks are active here
5,781
598
Regional Rank: 2
Asia avg.
Addresses Assigned IPv6
A measure of how many Internet addresses are assigned here
437.6M
153.3M
Regional Rank: 3
Asia avg.
IPv6 Adoption
Top 5
Enabling the Internet to support more users and more uses
71%
19%
Regional Rank: 1
Asia avg.
Internet Exchange Points
IXPs help strengthen local Internet connectivity, develop local Internet industry, improve competitiveness, and serve as a hub for technical activity
40
7
Regional Rank: 2
Asia avg.
Addresses Assigned IPv4
A measure of how many legacy addresses are assigned here
41.6M
17.6M
Regional Rank: 4
Asia avg.
Peering Networks
Peering networks help to keep Internet traffic local, provide faster connections, and improve the experience of the people relying on them
897
122
Regional Rank: 2
Asia avg.

Secure and Trustworthy Internet

A secure Internet is resistant to attacks on its infrastructure, delivering a robust service to its user community. A trustworthy Internet meets the expectations of its users by offering a resilient and reliable base for applications and services.
Naming Security Status
Adopting DNSSEC improves trustworthiness of Internet communications
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DNSSEC Status Icon
Active
Naming Security Adoption
A measure of how much local Internet users are protected by DNSSEC
61%
Regional Rank: 13
36%
Asia avg.
Routing Security Adoption
A measure of how much local Internet providers are checking validity of connectivity information they receive from other networks
1%
Regional Rank: 34
15%
Asia avg.
Routing Security Coverage IPv4
One measure of how much local Internet network providers are securing their infrastructure
74%
Regional Rank: 32
73%
Asia avg.
Routing Security Coverage IPv6
One measure of how much local Internet network providers are securing their infrastructure
97%
Regional Rank: 11
73%
Asia avg.

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