India To Lead the world in Smartphone Adoption During 2016-2020: GSMA Report

Posted on:07 Mar 2017 09:47:28
India To Lead the world in Smartphone Adoption During 2016-2020: GSMA Report
07 March 2017 Current Affairs: According to the GSM Association report released in Barcelona, India will lead the world in Smartphone adoption with a net addition of 350 million connections in 2016-20. The report was based on the estimates of the GSMA Intelligence Consumer Survey 2016 conducted across 56 countries on the mobile usage trend.

As per the report, the developing world is set to add 1.6 billion smartphone connections between 2016 and 2020.

It also stated that the Smartphone adoption across developing markets will increase from an average of 47 percent in 2016 to 62 percent in 2020 which would be led by India, China and Indonesia.

In developing region, the Smartphone accounted for 51 percent of all mobile connections at the end of 2016 which was greater than that of basic and feature phone in all regions except sub-Saharan Africa.

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