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India to have 780 million VoLTE subscriptions by 2023, says Ericsson’s Mobility Report

June 12, 2018

4G long term evolution (LTE) will account for more than 78 per cent of the total subscriptions in India by 2023 compared to the 20 per cent LTE subscriptions in 2017,  stated Ericsson in its recently released  June 2018 Mobility report. Further, India is expected to have 780 million voice over LTE (VoLTE) subscribers, while total smartphone subscriptions in the country will grow 2.5 times to cross 975 million by 2023.

Total mobile data traffic per month is expected to grow five times during the forecast period during the same period. The monthly data usage per smartphone (GB/month) in India will increase from 5.7 GB in 2017 to 13.7 GB by 2023. India had the second highest number of net mobile subscription additions in the first quarter of 2018.

Cellular internet of things (IoT) connections in India are set to reach 72 million by 2023 growing at a CAGR of 25 percent. Ericsson said that the forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November 2017. Globally, it is now expected to reach an estimated 3.5 billion in 2023, driven by ongoing large-scale deployments in China. New IoT cellular technologies are responsible for this growth.

Ericsson forecasts over 1 billion 5G subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband by the end of 2023, accounting for around 12 percent of all mobile subscriptions as 2018 is the year when 5G networks goes commercial.

Key report findings –

• Total mobile data traffic per month in India is expected to grow 5 times during the forecast period from 1.9 EB to 10 EB by 2023

• Monthly data usage per smartphone (GB/month) in India will increase from 5.7 GB in 2017 to 13.7 GB by 2023

• Total smartphone subscriptions in the country will grow 2.5 times to cross 975 million by 2023

• India also saw the second highest number of net mobile subscription additions by country in Q1, 2018, with the addition of 16 million mobile subscriptions. The first quarter of 2018 saw the addition of 98 million new subscriptions, with China adding 53 million, India (16 million), Indonesia (6 million), Nigeria (3 million) and Bangladesh (2 million) leading the pack

• The report forecasts that India will have 780 million VoLTE subscriptions by 2023

 
 

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