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India Telecom Market is a Discoverer market in Southern Asia with 7 India Telecom Companies and 1.2 billion mobile connections. Find out more about India telecoms and the latest news below.

According to a report by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), India’s telecom prices are among the most affordable in the world. The report compares the prices of a basket of telecom services, including mobile and fixed-line internet, voice calls, and text messages, in countries around the world.

As of 2021, India ranks 5th in the world for the most affordable mobile broadband prices, with an average price of $0.09 per GB, compared to the global average of $8.53 per GB. In comparison, the US has an average price of $8.00 per GB, while the UK has an average price of $6.66 per GB.

In terms of fixed-line broadband, India ranks 7th in the world for the most affordable prices, with an average price of $0.29 per Mbps, compared to the global average of $11.20 per Mbps. In comparison, the US has an average price of $5.51 per Mbps, while the UK has an average price of $8.40 per Mbps.

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India is the world’s second-largest telecommunications market, with around 1,191.81 million at the end of August 2019. The telecom market can be split into three segments – wireless, wireline and internet services. The wireless market segment comprises of 98.25 per cent of the total subscriber base, as of August 2019 compared to 95.90 per cent in FY11. As of August 2019, rural subscribers form 42.88 per cent of total telephone subscribers, compared to 33.35 per cent in FY11.

As of 2019, India holds the world’s highest data usage per smartphone at an average of 9.8 GB per month. It is expected to double to 18 GB by 2024. The number of internet subscribers in the country increased at a CAGR of 41.58 percent during FY06-FY18 to reach 665.31 million in 2018-19. India became the world’s fastest-growing market for mobile applications in the first quarter of 2018 and remained as the world’s fastest-growing market for Google Play downloads in the second and third quarters of 2018.

The internet user base in India has crossed 500 million mark and is likely to reach 627 million by end 2019. Total wireless data usage in India grew 119 percent year-on-year to 1,58,50,560 terabytes between January-March 2019. The contribution of 3G and 4G data usage in the total volume of wireless data usage is about 6.83 percent and 92.56 percent respectively during the Q1 FY20. Share of 2G data usage remained at 0.60 percent during the quarter.

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