India becomes YouTube’s largest and fastest growing market

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  1. YouTube’s CEO has said that India is the largest and fastest growing audience for YouTube. YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. It is one of Google’s subsidiaries.
  2. YouTube has more than 265 million monthly active users in India. In last one year, YouTube’s consumption on mobile has increased to 85%, with 60% of the watch time coming from outside of the six largest metros in India.
  3. The development is an indication of substantial growth in internet coverage and data growth In India. The government has introduced Digital India programme which has a core vision to provide digital infrastructure – make high speed internet available to citizens.
  4. India also has BharatNet project (previously known as National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)) in place which seeks to provide high speed broadband connectivity to all gram panchayats across India.