Telecom equipment and software major Nokia has presented MBiT Report 2017, revealing India’s mobile broadband — 3G and 4G networks — traffic growth and its changing landscape.
4G contributed 13 percent of total mobile data traffic in India in 2016. 4G contributed 26 percent of total mobile data traffic in Indian metros. 3G contributed 60 percent of total mobile data traffic last year.
4G data use was 1400 MB per user per month. 3G data use was 850 MB per user per month, Nokia said.
Video content contributed to 60 percent mobile data traffic in India.
Sanjay Malik, head of India Market, Nokia and Amit Marwah, head End-to-End Sales Solutioning, India Market, Nokia are present at the Nokia press meet in Delhi today.
Suggestions to telecom operators
Main operators in the 4G space are Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Idea Cellular and Vodafone.
Nokia said Indian telecom operators need to improve cellular site connectivity to fibre and use optical fibre backhaul as an efficient solution for high capacity data transfer.
Indian telecoms should look at technology evolution to 4.5G and 4.5G Pro to address data demands of mobile phone users.
Telecom operators can make investment in small cells to provide additional capacity and in-building coverage.
Nokia’s MBiT Report 2017
Nokia today said 3G and 4G networks contributed to 76 percent increase in data traffic in India. 4G network alone contributed 60 percent increase in data traffic in the country.
Nokia’s MBiT Report 2017 said there was 2.7x growth in 4G devices in the country. Data traffic contribution of video and social media was 65 percent to 75 percent.
Nokia India MBiT Report 2017 said 4G has emerged as the driver for mobile Internet traffic.
Total data payload increased from 128 PB to 165 PB. 4G networks contributed 60 percent of the incremental data payload from 2015 levels.
26 percent of data traffic in metro circles (Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkatta) came from 4G networks.
3G is a significant growth engine, contributing 63 percent of total data payload.