Usage of 3G Services Doubles in India and Beats the World
Nokia Siemens Networks is headquartered in Finland and a mobile broadband specialist. According to its index study, India witnesses over 92% growth in both 3G and 2G networks. 3G services in India are responsible to generate over 1/3rd of total mobile data. With other ever-growing mobile data marketplaces, the 3G mobile data is trending these days in the countries. As a result, the usage of 3G networks is also increasing in India at a rapid pace.
According to Nokia Siemens Networks, the 3G internet usage in India has been doubled in this year and exceeded the worldwide 3G average usage.
Sandeep Girotra, Head and Vice President of NSN India, has reportedly said that filling such gaps of network coverage can consume up penetration of 3G network drastically. 3G services have beaten the global average when it comes to growth in India. But even in top 50 cities of India, there are still gaps in coverage of 3G networks. The NSN has reportedly said that 3G usage in the country has dramatically rose to 21 Petabytes from 8 petabytes at December 2012 (1 Petabyte = 1024 Terabytes). The company has reportedly said that every year, world average is doubling roughly.
The 2G and 3G services have generated data traffic which is conjointly grew up by 87% in the nation in the year 2013. The strong growth in 3G network has largely driven data, according to the study. According to the Mobile Broadband Traffic of NSN India study, Indian customers have used around 532 MB of 3G data on average per month, i.e. 23% more than 434 MB in the year 2012.
On average, the usage of†3G in India was increased over 3 times than that of 2G usage, i.e. around 145 MB every month. The service of 3G had managed to be the major contributor to the growth of data usage last year and enjoyed the largest share of 43% of mobile data, when 33% in the year 2012. According to Girotra, over 80000 cellphone towers have been transmitted 3G signals to around 30 to 40 percent part of the country. It must be said to be a drastic growth if that coverage rises up to 70 to 80 percent. He also said that over 4,50,000 mobile towers in India have been providing 2G services.
He said that there are several cities, even including 50 top cities, which are not completely covered by 3G services with mobile traffic and need 20 to 25% of additional areas for coverage. When 4G technology is growing, a lot of major telecom operators are looking forward to upgrade 3G equipment. Girotra expects 3G to be a major service of mobile internet for around 2 to 3 years after that we are going to see the blend of 3G and 4G and 2G will also grow in the country. At present, NSN manages over 1,60,000 mobile towers in the nation. The company manages the network along with traffic of over 280 million of active users.
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