Explosive growth in data usage, driven by attractive offers from operators like Reliance Jio and Airtel, is likely to catapult India as the second largest 4G handset market by next year, a report by Counterpoint today said. India will displace the US as the second largest market after China.
In India, the data traffic being consumed by each smartphone user will hit a peak of 11 GB per month by the year 2022, according to a latest report by Ericsson Mobility. The company released its report for 2017, which shows trends on mobile consumption, traffic, etc.
India has one of the highest availability of 4G LTE connectivity on mobile networks, with over 81.6 per cent, thanks to Reliance Jio's launch, according to a new report by OpenSignal. But when it comes to 4G LTE speeds, India is lagging far behind in the list