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Mobile Subscribers Yearwise comparision

4G accounted for 93 per cent of the total data usage during the quarter ended June 2017, says OpenSignal

December 08, 2017

According to a report by OpenSignal, during the quarter ended June 2017, 4G data accounted for 3.9 million terabytes (TBs) out of a total data usage of 4.2 million TBs. As per the report, India’s growth in 4G has been catapulted by the entry of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL). Further, telecom operators have been providing free voice calls and affordable data plans, which have contributed significantly in boosting 4G adoption. Additionally, cheap 4G mobile phones have been introduced in the Indian market.

Further, as per the report, internet users have been able to access RJIL’s long term evolution (LTE) signals 91.6 per cent of the time whereas Airtel and Vodafone struggled to stay above above 60 per cent. However, while LTE availability saw a significant increase, the same cannot be said of 4G speeds. India occupied the lowest spot among the 77 countries examined, with average download speeds of 6.1 Mbps, over 10 Mbps lower than the global average.

According to the report, low-cost data prices will continue to attract 4G subscribers in 2018. The ongoing consolidation in the telecom space will most likely lead to operators merging their spectrum holdings. This could provide India the necessary boost in speed.


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