World famous telecom equipment manufacturer Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) recently reported a there’s a 78 per cent increase in 3G data services traffic between December 2011 and June 2012. So now this report is for sure to put rest of the telecom companies to think of providing 3G service and implementing it. The report says that if mobile data traffic continue to grow like this then, it would be double by June 2013 also data traffic on 2G networks grew by 47 per cent.
Major telecom companies like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications, Aircel and Tata Teleservices had paid approx over Rs 65,000 crore for 3G spectrum in auctions held in 2010. Companies had incurred significant debt to finance purchases which made servicing the loans difficult in the face of slow uptake of 3G services.
“Our report highlights India’s enormous appetite for consuming data services on the go and hence the need to provide high quality mobile broadband services to satisfy users,” said Sandeep Girotra, head of India region at Nokia Siemens Networks.
According to the report, 3G users consume four times as much data as 2G users. While a 3G user consumes close to 400 MB of data every month, 2G data users consume only 100 MB. Girotra added that 3G coverage needed to be increased in residential areas to improve quality of data services and fulfill expectations of various user segments.