We posted that TRAI had said that 143 million Indians were connecting to the Internet over mobile networks. Only 15 million used fixed broadband. Facebook says it has 82 million MAUs in India. Even if assume 15 million come from the fixed side that means 67 million over mobile platforms.
Buoyed by surging user base in emerging markets of India and Brazil, the social networking platform’s MAUs globally rose by 21% to 1.15 billion as of June, 2013 against 955 million in the same period a year ago.
“Users in India and Brazil represented key sources of growth in the second quarter of 2013 relative to the prior year,” Facebook had said earlier.
D’Souza said India has been at the forefront of several growth stories for the social networking major.
Last month, Facebook said over 100 million people access the website every month through its app for feature phones, aiding the firm in expanding in developing markets like India.
“Today, millions of people in developing markets like India, Indonesia and the Philippines are relying on this technology to connect with Facebook, without having to purchase a smartphone,” it has said then.