Indian Mobile Data Traffic Doubled in 2012

Mobile data traffic saw a 92 per cent increase between December 2011 and December 2012, according to a study by Nokia Siemens Networks.

3G services accounted for the majority of this growth, up 196 per cent year-on-year, with 2G up by 66 per cent. The average 3G user in India consumes nearly three times as a much data as a 2G user – 434MB per month compared to 115 MB.

“The fact that data consumption by 3G users has tripled in one year clearly shows the rapid and steady increase in mobile data consumption in India. This translates into the need for high-quality mobile broadband services with improved speed and service quality to satisfy mobile broadband users,” said Sandeep Girotra, head of India region at Nokia Siemens Networks.