India to become world's mobile broadband number two - Mobile World Live

India to become world’s mobile broadband number two

03 APR 2012

India will become the world’s second largest mobile broadband market by 2016, according to the GSMA. The country will have 367 million mobile broadband connections in four years’ time, overtaking the 337 million connections in the US but remaining a long way behind the 639 million connections forecast for China. HSPA connections in the country are expected to grow from 10 million currently to 100 million in 2014, making India the largest HSPA market in the world. GSMA director general Anne Bouverot said the Indian government should “facilitate the timely release of additional spectrum” to fully take advantage of the proliferation of HSPA and LTE.


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