- India, the second largest smartphone market globally, is expected to witness a mani-fold growth in the number of smartphones to over 750 million by the end of 2017
- International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts India to overtake US as the second-largest smartphone market globally by 2017
- Between FY 07-16* India’s telephone subscriber base expanded at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 19.5 per cent to 1,022.61 million and teledensity to 80.98
- Mobile tariffs in India are the second lowest in the world after Bangladesh. Countries with the highest mobile tariffs include Austria, Venezuela, Greece, Portugal, Australia, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, France, and Brazil
- Over 95 percent in india accounts for prepaid connection and hence postpaid subscribers bring in about 25 percent of a telecom operators revenues, reports The Times of India.
- Mr Paolo Colella, Managing Director, Ericsson India has identified India to be one of the fastest growth regions for Ericsson globally and has announced setting up of its second manufacturing plant in Pune, Maharashtra
- FDI equity inflow in telecom sector from April 2014 to February 2016, has reached $4,091 million which is more than double that came in the corresponding period of previous two years.
- GSM continues to be the dominant technology for wireless phones with an 87.9 per cent share. Bharti is the dominant player in GSM segment accounting for 22.35 per cent of the market in terms of market subscriptions followed by Vodafone (18.80 per cent), Idea (13.53 per cent) and Reliance (12.05 per cent). There are as many as 14 operators using GSM technology compared to just six using CDMA. Reliance is the leading player in the CDMA market with 51.32 per cent share.
- Urban teledensity is approximately 4.4 times higher than rural, showing the digital divide that exists in India.
So people out there let’s keep on making the best use of this technology.stay connected !!