Mar 15, 2022By: Rounak Jain
4G mobile data traffic surged from 1,930 petabytes in 2017 to 12,640 petabytes in 2021.
You can watch 139 million 4K movies every month. That is 1.7 billion 4K movies a year, more than the entire population of India.
2021 was the best year in terms of absolute growth in mobile data usage as 2G subscribers upgraded to 4G, 3G spectrum was refarmed for 4G, and more.
Almost the entire mobile data usage comes from 4G.
Even before India begins 5G spectrum auctions, telcos have millions of users ready to use their 5G services.
Millennials and Gen Z are online now more than ever before – Nokia’s survey shows they are online 8 hours every day.
Thanks to affordable 4G data plans.
After a dip in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, smartphone shipments crossed 160 million in 2021 – the highest ever in India.
The survey also states that rural India will drive the next wave of smartphone adoption, proving critical to the way content is consumed on the internet.
The next-gen tech will be the next driver of telecom companies’ revenue.