Some staggering data in this article. E.G. of the 100 million Facebook users in India, 84 million access the site through mobile phones hinting at the rise of the “mobile first” generation of internet users in India.

Domestic manufacturers are now selling smartphones for as little as $70, and have captured nearly 50 percent of the market. They are selling Android-based handsets in villages so remote that even basic necessities like access to safe drinking water is a major challenge.