Mapping India’s future telecom landscape

May 17, 2014

spectrumIndia still has an eighty percent penetration rate of ‘dumb’ feature phones, mostly in rural areas. But with smartphone growth rates at a staggering 200 percent, India is quickly skipping the computer era and ramping onto the mobile one where the smartphone will soon be the cornerstone of everyday activity.

Here are some recent eye-opening stats from an Ericsson study that shows how the smartphone and social networking is going to change the Indian telecom landscape in the future. Mobile subscriber base expected to mushroom from 795 million last year to 1,145 million by 2020.Source

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