According to 6Wresearch, the India Data Card Market registered a Total Unit Shipment of 1,851,334 units in CY Q2 2013; an upsurge of 71% in contrast to CY Q1 2013. ZTE emerged as the market leader followed by HUAWEI and MICROMAX in CY Q2 2013. Further, more than 50% of the data cards fall under the price range of INR 1000- 2000. Additionally, the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) featured data cards amounted to more than 85% of the Total Unit Shipments.
Source: 6Wresearch Quarterly India Data Card, CY Q2 2013.
Key Highlights (CY Q2 2013)
For the CY Q2 2013, the India Data Card Market experienced an astounding growth of around 71% as opposed to the previous quarter. In terms of Total Unit Shipments, ZTE exhibited an increase of more than 100% which enthroned it as the market leader, whereas MICROMAX also witnessed a mercurial rise of more than 130% in its shipments. However, though experiencing an increase of 37% in the current quarter, HUAWEI could not retain its market leader position as compared to CY Q1 2013.
Note: Other includes Class1, Class4 and Class E3.
Source: 6Wresearch Quarterly India Data Card, CY Q2 2013
With regards to service providers, BSNL experienced an overwhelming increase of more than 130% for the present quarter in its Total Unit Shipments. Further, MTS also exhibited an increase of over 55%. However, AIRTEL witnessed a considerable decline of around 65%.
The Total Unit Shipments of data cards supporting 4G networks also witnessed an increase of 25% in CY Q2 2013 as opposed to CY Q1 2013. Qualcomm Chipset installed data cards still dominate the India Data Card Market for the current quarter.