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4G Devices report: 60{af589cdba9d77786c8c861317dbad60bba1e2ebbf56e2ffab874a1b59fde9ce3} of active 4G-LTE Smartphones in India are sub 10k!

Lenovo A6000In an interesting finding by Nokia Networks, published by leading daily here, claims that 6 out of 10 LTE Smartphones, active on Operator’s network, are not the high-end pricey iPhone or Samsung Galaxy series, but low end Lenovo, Xiaomi and Micromax.

As India is gearing up to see more 4G-LTE network rollouts by Opcos, these stats make it more interesting to read. The study, conducted by Nokia Networks, covers top 15 ‘4G’ supporting devices brands in India. Although active 4G smartphone still accounts for only 1.61{af589cdba9d77786c8c861317dbad60bba1e2ebbf56e2ffab874a1b59fde9ce3} of total smartphones active on Opco’s network, 1800 MHz (Band 3) is the most popular 4G band, among all device markers. Here are some quick findings from the report:

  1. iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 (both supporting 1800 MHz band), account for 10{af589cdba9d77786c8c861317dbad60bba1e2ebbf56e2ffab874a1b59fde9ce3} and 8.9{af589cdba9d77786c8c861317dbad60bba1e2ebbf56e2ffab874a1b59fde9ce3} market share of active 4G Smartphones and ranked 1st and 2nd.
  2. Lenovo A6000 (1800 MHz band) ranked third, accounts for 7.5{af589cdba9d77786c8c861317dbad60bba1e2ebbf56e2ffab874a1b59fde9ce3} share of connected 4G devices.
  3. IPhone 5, Xiaomi RedmiNote 3, and Micromax Yu Yureka ranked fourth, fifth and sixth, among connected devices, supporting 1800 MHz band 4G-LTE.
  4. Samsung A5 ranked fourth, after iPhone, on 1800 MHz 4G-LTE devices.
  5. On 800 MHz band, again iPhone 5S and 6 are the two leading 4G devices, accounting 18{af589cdba9d77786c8c861317dbad60bba1e2ebbf56e2ffab874a1b59fde9ce3} and 15{af589cdba9d77786c8c861317dbad60bba1e2ebbf56e2ffab874a1b59fde9ce3} of share, among active 4G devices.
  6. Only 1.61{af589cdba9d77786c8c861317dbad60bba1e2ebbf56e2ffab874a1b59fde9ce3} of total smartphones, active on Opco’s network are 4G enabled.
  7. Of 1.61{af589cdba9d77786c8c861317dbad60bba1e2ebbf56e2ffab874a1b59fde9ce3} of 4G enabled smartphones, 1.45{af589cdba9d77786c8c861317dbad60bba1e2ebbf56e2ffab874a1b59fde9ce3} support 1800 MHz band 4G-LTE, while remaining support 2100 MHz (3G), which can be further adopted for 4G-LTE rollouts.
  8. Interestingly 800 and 2300 MHz 4G-LTE bands are not very popular among device markers.

India currently has 2300 MHz (Band 40-TD-LTE) and 1800 MHz 4G-LTE (Band 3 FD-LTE) network rolled out by Bharti Airtel, while 3G band (2100 MHz) is still not very popular for 4G adoption. In coming months, we are likely to see more 4G-LTE network rollouts, in Band 40, Band 3 and 800 MHz band, as Vodafone, Idea and Reliance Jio-RCom are in final stages of their deployment planning of networks.

(Please note that, above statistics are captured from live OSS data feeds from Opco’s network).


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