Jio the Top 4G Mobile Device Maker in India in 2018, Finds CMR

The shipments of 4G devices surpassed 200 million units in India in 2018, Increasing by 50 percent from 2017, and Procuring a market share of 64 percent, a report by CyberMedia Research (CMR) said on Thursday.

Even though 4G-enabled mobile device shipments crossed 60 percent, 4G pills accounted for 44 percent of their entire pill imports in 2018, stated CMR’s Annual 4G LTE Devices India Market Review Report 2018.

Reliance Jio Infocomm has been the X-factor,” said Prabhu Ram, Head – Business Intelligence Group (IIG), CMR.

In 2018, 4G donated for 100 percent of their total data cards which were shipped throughout the year.

Reliance Jio (such as Reliance Retail’s Lyf), Xiaomi, and Samsung appeared as the best 4G cell phone players with 33 percent, 20 percent, and 17 percent market shares, respectively 2018. The Jio Phone has been counted as Reliance Jio’s 4G mobile device offering.

In the 4G tablet class, Lenovo, Samsung and iBall procured 40 percent, 26 percent and 14 percent market shares, respectively.

According to CMR, 4G technology adoption could potentially surpass 80 percent by 2024.

Narinder Kumar, Lead Analyst-IIG, CMR, said:”2019 will continue to determine 4G adoption in India increase, through 4G feature telephones, and sold offerings in the entry level contributing to increase in 4G device shipments.”

In addition, the report also estimates that 5G smartphone shipments in India would top 140 million by 2025.

“Our internal research quotes point to the 5G-enabled devices contributing to three per cent of the total smartphone prices by 2021 and possibly reach 16 per cent by 2025,” Ram said, adding”The plan of 5G at India is going to be driven by how Jio plays its cards.”

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