Ericsson on Wednesday (14-06-2017) released their mobility report that points to the fact that LTE will overtake GSM by 2018 to be the dominant mobile communication technology. And, it also tells us the 5G subscriptions will see an enormous growth and reach about half a billion by 2022.
The report included a country-specific section of India, in which Ericsson explained different mobile communication trends and the growth possibility of various technologies.
Ericsson Mobility Report Says India’s VoLTE Subscriptions will Cross 370 Million in Five Years
We have seen a revolutionary change in the tariff rates and the speed of internet after Jio entered the national telecom field. They have given away the data for absolutely free of cost and introduced impressive data plans, which made the other operators opt for similar packages.
According to the mobility report, the number of mobile subscriptions in India as of January 2017 is 1.2 billion and it will increase by 4 percent to touch 1.4 billion by 2022, especially due to the tariff rate decrement almost every telecom network brought to effect.
The report even throws light at the data usage of Indians. An average Indian uses 4GB data per month as of now and it will go all the way up to 11 within five years. The overall data consumption at the present time is 1 exabyte (one billion gigabytes) per month. When we take the mobility report into the consideration, the data usage rate will touch a whopping 8 exabyte as five years pass.
As you read earlier, Jio has positively affected the Indian telecom field by increasing the number of 4G network users. And, it went on to making a lot VoLTE subscribers too. By 2022, there will be about 4.6 billion VoLTE users all over the world, out of which 370 million will be Indians. The report also revealed that the 4G subscribers are 1.5 times more satisfied than the 3G network users.
The study brought up four main criteria common people use to evaluate the performance of a network provider. They are download time for email attachments, the time taken for a video to buffer or load, the time taken to upload pictures to social media sites, and the time taken to open a web page.
The report highlights the benefits of VoLTE over other communication technologies. As we all know, it allows us to make high-quality voice and video calls from the native dialer, get high network coverage, and save battery life.