Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "India 4G and Cellular Market Analysis & Forecasts, 2012-2017 -- 6th Edition" by Maravedis, Inc..
With overall stagnant 2011 broadband penetration at 13.35 million primarily DSL subscribers, the Indian market represents a significant growth opportunity for the broadband wireless sector, according to the 6th edition of the report "India 4G and Cellular Market Analysis and Forecasts, 2012-2017" from Maravedis-Rethink.
3G is starting to make inroads in India and the active 3G subscriber base will reach 41 million by the end of 2012, "In India, the growth of 3G has been slower than many expected, mainly because of the high price of services," said Basharat Ashai, author of the report. "However, we believe that the availability of lower cost smartphones in the US$50 range will drive 3G growth in India in the coming years."
"As long as TD-LTE is the de facto technology for mobile broadband in India, the challenge operators face lie in bringing an inexpensive multimode (2G/3G/TD-LTE) device to consumers. Multimode devices give operators an opportunity to expand 4G with the option of fallback to 3G networks in rural and suburban areas. Operators are pressuring chipset/device manufacturers to accelerate their efforts to get the cost of multimode devices down substantially," added Caroline Gabriel, research director for Maravedis-Rethink.
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