In­dian mo­bile data traf­fic sees jump of 87 per­cent in 2013

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Nokia So­lu­tions and Net­works’ MBit In­dex study, an an­nual re­port on mo­bile broad­band per­for­mance in In­dia, re­veals an 87 per­cent rise in data traf­fic gen­er­ated by 2G and 3G ser­vices dur­ing 2013, driven by strong 3G growth. Ac­cord­ing to the study, 3G data traf­fic leapt by 146 per­cent sur­pass­ing the world aver­age that is roughly doubling ev­ery year. 2G data traf­fic continues to sta­bi­lize, grow­ing by 59 per­cent over the same pe­riod.

Mo­bile data traf­fic gen­er­ated by 3G ser­vices more than dou­bled in In­dia in 2013, a rate much higher than growth seen in other parts of the world where mo­bile broad­band data is ex­pand­ing at 100 per­cent on aver­age. This trend is in line with NSN’s Tech­nol­ogy Vi­sion 2020 that mo­bile net­works will need to be read­ied to prof­itably deliver 1 gi­ga­byte of per­son­al­ized data per user per day by 2020.

NSN’s MBit In­dex also shows that 3G users con­tinue to con­sume more data on aver­age than 2G users. In De­cem­ber 2013, a 3G user con­sumed 532 megabyte of data com­pared to 146 megabyte com­sup­tion over 2G. In some of the ma­jor ur­ban cen­ters the aver­age data con­sump­tion per user is as high as one gi­ga­byte per month.

“In­dia is record­ing mo­bile broad­band data growth fig­ures higher than most other mar­kets,” said San­deep Girotra, head of In­dia re­gion at NSN. “With the re­cent spec­trum auc­tions pav­ing the way for ac­cel­er­a­tion of mo­bile broad­band pen­e­tra­tion in the coun­try, there is a great op­por­tu­nity for In­dia to cre­ate a world-class in­fra­struc­ture. This can be achieved through a wider 3G roll­out as well as through selected in­tro­duc­tion of LTE tech­nolo­gies and the mod­ern­iza­tion of ex­ist­ing GSM net­works.”

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