India saw 9.9 million cellphone activations in September which is 3.9 activations per second. Pretty nuts, right? The market is 310 million right now with 27.5% penetration, meaning 3/4 of the country will still be heading to the local Tata store to pick up the latest models.
GSM dominates the Indian market with 75.2% of the total. It recorded a monthly gain of 7.65m in September, its second best ever figure, while CDMA was up 2.34m, its third highest gain.
If I were Android/HTC/Moto, I’d be shipping smartphones to India pronto.