As on 31st August 2008 there are 355 Licenses for Provision of internet Services. Based on reports received from Internet Service Providers, there are approximately 11.05 million Internet subscribers in India as on March 2008.
VSATs: In total 33 companies/organizations have been issued licenses for setting up and operating captive VSAT network via INSAT Satellite system for their CUG Communication. In addition, 11 commercial VSAT licensees are operating commercial VSAT service that are permitted to offer VSATs and 284 Earth stations are operational in India. FDI increased from 49% to 74%.
Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 10-01-2011