Neighbourhood Technology Desk: With exponential rise in smartphone subscriptions and LTE/4G becoming the most dominant technology by 2023, the total mobile data traffic per month in India is set to grow five times in the next five years. Report estimates that the monthly data usage per smartphone (GB/month) in India will increase from 5.7GB in 2017 to 13.7GB by 2023.
Boost in mobile data traffic growth could also be due to commercial rollout of 5G during this period, although Ericsson projects that the 5G subscriptions will become available in India from 2022. New massive IoT cellular technologies such as NB-IoT and Cat-M1 are fuelling this growth, giving service providers opportunities to improve efficiencies and enhance customer value. Cellular IoT connections are also forecast to grow in a big way in India by 2023.