The demand for mobile phone handsets in the country is likely to reach 250 million in 2014 with an estimated value of Rs.54,000 crore, Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora told parliament Friday. Also Read - WhatsApp is soon to change the way your data is backed up: What it means?
The demand will reach to 250 million in volume while in value terms, the same will stand at Rs.54,000 crore, the minister told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply, citing Indian Cellular Association (ICA) projected statistics. Also Read - WhatsApp introduces 'Papa Mere Papa' stickers to celebrate Father's Day: How to download, send?
According to the estimates, in the year 2012, the demand will reach to 200 million in volume term at a rate of growth of 11 percent, while in value term, the same will stand at Rs.43,000 crore. Also Read - iPhone users now get Picture-in-Picture mode for YouTube videos worldwide
The data also said that the demand for mobile handsets in the country has grown by 20 percent to 180 million in 2011 as compared to 150 million for 2010, while in value term the same stands at Rs.38,200 crore in 2011 as compared to Rs.34,500 crore in 2010.