Outbound LTE traffic in India surges 3300%: Study

18 May 2018

Outbound LTE roaming traffic from India has grown by a staggering 3,300% year-on-year, according to data released by Syniverse.

An analysis of global roaming traffic traveling the Syniverse mobile interconnection platform has demonstrated an explosive growth in 4G roaming.

But the analysis also shows that more than 70% of India’s outbound roaming traffic is still traversing 3G or even 2G legacy network technologies, indicating that there is significantly more room for growth, the company said.

“India is poised for explosive communications growth, as demonstrated by these impressive growth numbers and reinforced through the Digital India initiative as well as the government’s recently launched draft of the National Digital Communications Policy 2018,” Syniverse VP and managing director Himanshu Goel said.

“Helping to drive this growth, the number of 4G LTE devices shipped into India grew 80% in 2017, according to CyberMedia Research.”

The Syniverse platform interconnects 1,000 service providers and 7 billion devices worldwide with a global IPX network, as well as offering clearing and settlement functionality.

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