The friendly Internet Parlour
The Upper Middle class in India is roughly over 70 million individuals, of which less than 30 million will have Internet Access even by 2004. This leaves a large untapped market for Internet Access, which is reached very effectively using Internet Parlours. Even among Internet Users, home computer penetration is low, resulting in a large base of educated individuals using Internet Parlours for high quality, reasonably-priced Internet access. Interestingly, 17% of Internet connected homes parallely use Internet parlours because of higher speed and lower costs of access.
Junction96 is a national chain of Internet parlours, offering a conducive environment for comfortable surfing with the advantages of fast ISDN connections, convenient locations, high quality hardware, trained friendly staff all at competitive rates. The company plans to continuously enhance its products offering with facilities like video conferencing, voice chat, e-commerce fulfillment and new value added services. The captive audience for these services make the Parlours an ideal place for Media houses and corporates to advertise and showcase their brands. The company has a strong and professional team to support its ambitious plans, with offices across India.
Junction96 belongs to Dotcom Netpoint,a firm funded by e-Ventures and headed by managing director Raj Shekar Agrawal. Agrawal's team set up the first junction96 parlour in November 1998. Till last year, it had only eight such parlour while it has over 60 Internet Parlours today spread across 8 cities- Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Calcutta,Hyderabad etc. This will soon permeate the mini-metros and towns and reach the 100-figure mark by December 2000, growing to 1000 in two years. Junction96 uses a mix of Owned Centers, new Franchisees and affiliations with existing Internet parlour owners in expanding its network. It will ensure high and uniform quality standard across its Internet parlours, backed by very strong processes and systems.Each parlour, spread over 400-600 sq-ft, has a minimum of 20 computers.
Junction96 is promoted by a team of professional managers leading Internet Operating Companies. By associating with brands like baazee.com, Fabmart.com, go4i.com, hungama.com, Oyeindia.com, Rediff.com and Wipro, they are all set to take the Inetnet world by Storm.
Crosses the 100th mark