Nokia Report Reveals Last Five Years Mobile Data Usage in India
Nokia Releases Mobile Broadband Index Report 2023
Every year Nokia releases mobile broadband performance reports in India. It aims to provide valuable insights using data and by analysing mobile broadband and traffic growth in India by co-relating these trends such as demand and the connectivity ecosystem.
The 2022 report is the 9th edition of the MBiT Index includes many key takeaways about the evolution of the Indian mobile market. It includes data on mobile data consumption and growth, the ongoing transition from 4G to 5G and how enterprises adopted 5G with private networks.
The Main points of the evaluation are below:
- Demand for robust mobile and data connectivity amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Trends in pan-India and circle category of growth in 4G and overall data traffic.
- Data consumption per user on 4G network and their data usage pattern in 2021.
- Current device ecosystem for 4G in India.
- How 5G is rapidly increasing globally and outpacing the growth of previous generations.
Findings in mobile data point to a consumption increase coinciding with the launch of commercial 5G services in the country in October 2022, as Communication Service Providers (CSPs) deploy 5G networks and expand to newer areas at a fast pace.
Almost 100% of the total mobile data traffic in the country accounts for 4G and 5G subscribers together. The average data consumption per user reached 19.5GB per user per month in 2022 which has risen sharply since 2018. It is equivalent to 6600 songs.
The total mobile data consumed in India is anticipated to more than double-barreled by 2024 as over 70 million 5G devices are estimated to have been packed into India in 2022, indicating strong traction for 5G.
The 2023 report highlights a significant acceleration in enterprise investment because spending on Private 5G networks will be driven by new use cases in diverse industries in India and investment in private wireless networks is expected to reach around US$ 250 mn by 2027.
“India has seen a massive uptake of mobile broadband based on successful deployment of 4G LTE networks. We believe that 5G will take mobile broadband consumption to the next level in India by will enabling new digital use cases for both consumer and enterprise segments. It is essential that this growth is managed in a sustainable manner while supporting India’s aim to become a trillion-dollar digital economy.”
said Sanjay Malik, SVP and Head of India Market at Nokia
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