Number of mobile subscribers in India have exploded in recent years, as a result of huge cost-cutting by its telephone operators. The country has reached the milestone to hit 1 billion mobile phone users.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said on Wednesday, that the number of mobile subscribers rose by nearly 7 million in October from the previous month to surpass one billion.
“It is a matter of great pride for us. It shows an empowered India and an engaged India and a tech-savvy India,”
Communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad,
“It will mean more data, more government-to-government connectivity, more broadband.”
Before India, China hit 1 billion mobile users way back in 2012.
India’s population, which triples that of the United States, has made a ravenous business sector for the mobile telephone industry. The US has truly just four noteworthy carriers, whereas there are twelve fighting over endorsers and contract holders in India. This savage rivalry joins with different elements to make India’s telephone charges a percentage of the least expensive on the planet. It’s nothing unexpected that telephone producers and operators in each time zone are turning an intrigued eye to this telephone hungry country.
While, the figure above applies to every mobile phone all over, India has seen significant growth in smartphones too. In spite of the fact that the US still remains the flagship business sector for high-end devices, mid-range and entry level phones have become more prosperous in Asia.
In the 8 years between 2008 and present, US phone usage has increased only by just by around 100 million, India has seen a number of new mobile subscribers that surpasses the total population of the United States in the same time span.