Indian mobile handset market valued at $2B

By agencies   |   Tuesday, 28 June 2005, 07:00 Hrs
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NEW DELHI: Indian mobile handset market was worth $2 billion in 2004-05 out of which share of GSM handset was 84 percent with Nokia capturing a sizable chunk of marketshare at 62.3 percent.

According to a report by Cellular Operators Association of India report of June 2005, the share of GSM handsets was even higher than the GSM connections, which stood at 75 percent for the same period.

The report claimed that CDMA handsets accounted for 16 percent of marketshare at Rs 1.42 billion.

In the of GSM space, Samsung was way behind Nokia with 11.3 percent marketshare followed by Motorola at 9.2 percent and Sony Ericsson at four percent while LG had a marketshare of 2 percent. Other brands like Sagem, Alcatel, BenQ, Bird, Siemens, Philips, Blackberry, Krome, HP, Palm, Kejian cornered 10.3 percent marketshare in 2004-05, claimed the COAI report.

In the CDMA handset space, LG was the undisputed leader with a marketshare of 59.1 percent followed by Nokia at 17.6 percent, Samsung at 6.3 percent, Motorola at 5.3 percent, Kyocera at 5.2 percent and others like Hyundai and ZTE at 6.5 percent.


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