According to reports, India is set to gain the no.1 spot by 2013 and thus making it the world’s largest mobile market. TRAI also released a Press Note ( PDF ) on 26th April 2010 on the current number of subscribers which grew from 600.98 in February to 621.28 million in March hence growth rate being 3.38% and total telecommunication density stands proudly at 52.74.
India’s subscriber base is predicted to rise to 1.159 billion by the end of 2013 beating China which will have 1.106 billion around the same time.
China Growth To Slow Down
China is the only market competing with India when it comes to global leadership in mobile subscriber base. One of the reasons that China mobile growth is slated to slack is the fact that they have just 3 national mobile operators and unlike India there isn’t increased competition among operators. The report suggests that India will not only leave China behind in number of subscribers but also in subscription penetration rate.
All in all India will be atleast a mobile super power by 2013. It remains to be seen though as to how the recent 3G auctions and upcoming MNP regulations affect the growth of the market.WATBlog.com - Web, Advertising and Technology Blog in India