India looks all set to retain its title as the world’s fastest-growing smartphone market. By 2021, India is expected to have 810 smartphone subscriptions, a four-old increase from its subscriber base in 2015, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report. The total number of mobile subscriptions in the country will reach 1.37 billion by 2021.

India had also seen the maximum increase in mobile subscribers in world in the first quarter of this year, according to the recent global Ericsson Mobility Report. It saw 21 million new subscribers in this period, as compared to 5 million in Indonesia and 3 million in the US.

Here are some other findings from the report.

WhatsApp is the top mobile app in India, followed by Google search and YouTube. The file-sharing app Xender is the top app according to average monthly data usage, along with similar app SHAREit and YouTube.

Music streaming and videos are the most popular forms of entertainment on smartphones. Around 50% of smartphones users stream music on apps, and more than one in two Internet users watches online videos every week.

Mobile broadband will increase dramatically

By 2021, 99% of the mobile traffic in India will be from data. The total mobile traffic is expected to increase by 15 times from 2015 to 2021, reaching a figure of 4.5EB…

Read the complete story here

About the author

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Get notified of our weekly selection of news

You May Also Like

Amazon to invest 190 billion baht ($5 billion) in cloud Infrastructure in Thailand

New AWS Asia Pacific (Bangkok) Region will allow customers to run workloads and securely store data in Thailand while serving end users with even lower latency AWS plans an estimated investment of more than $5 billion (190 billion baht) in Thailand over 15 years

JD.com to cease operations in Thailand and Indonesia

Local websites showed JD.com will end its services in Thailand from March 3 and in Indonesia from the end of the same month. Both units will stop taking orders on February 15.

True-DTAC Merger Faces Delay

The plan originally called for a voluntary tender bid to be made within a year in order to proceed with the US$8.6 billion merger, but this need was not reached, according to Telenor of Norway.