Mobile broadband users to grow four times: Ericsson Print E-mail
Monday, 12 May 2014 09:58

The mobile subscriber base in India is likely to grow to 1145 million by 2020 from 795 million in 2013 and smartphone penetration is expected to grow to 45 per cent or 520 million devices from 10 per cent or 90 million devices in 2013 driven by data usage, according to a study by Ericsson.

Ericsson, which released the trend here on 7th May, believes that a strong user base and high-speed broadband connectivity would fundamentally change the way people live, interact and do business, and consumers would expect seamless data connectivity at all times, everywhere.

According to the company’s estimates, India’s mobile broadband (MBB) users will grow four times to 500 million by 2020, and this would give enormous pressure on operators to provide high quality connectivity.