45% Indians may opt for 4G in a year, says Deloitte
The 4G adoption is expected to grow strongly over the next year to become the predominant data network, New York-based advisory firm Deloitte in a statement Wednesday said.
As many as 45% of those surveyed indicate that they would subscribe to 4G in a year, the finding suggested, adding that as many as 59% people use mobile to connect to the Internet.Read more ↓
The reliance on Wi-Fi networks has been reduced considerably due to higher penetration of mobile data among smartphone owners, according to Deloitte.
The report represents the mobile usage patterns of more than 2,000 consumers in the country’s eight urban cities that have Internet access.
59% of the respondents, according to the research, said they were using mobile network to connect to the Internet while 74% use Instant Messaging, 64% social networks and 63% e-mail.
Jain, however also said that in the post-demonetization era, where people expected to rely more on digital platforms for commercial transactions, it is observed that more individuals upgrading from feature phones to smartphones in future.