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Cellphone Output Touches 100 Million in India
Feb 08, 2016

Mobile phone production in India has reached 100 million with leading companies setting up their manufacturing base in the country.

  • In December 2015, Rs. 1.14 lakh crore investment has come in electronic manufacturing in India.

  • India has attracted around 15 new mobile plants.

  • Earlier in 2014, 68 million (mobile phones) were being manufactured and now 100 million are being manufactured.

  • Smartphone sales in India also reached 100 million by the end of December, 2015.

  • All the major companies in the world namely Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Nidec, Samsung, Bosch, Jabil, Flextronics, Continental are in India besides all the top Indian companies who are already here.

  • In terms of value, mobile phone production in the country has increased by 95 per cent in the ongoing financial year as compared to the previous fiscal.

  • Government has made many efforts to boost mobile phone production in the country. The new investment has created 30,000 new jobs in the country and state governments have shown keen interest in attracting these investments.

  • The penetration of Internet is rising rapidly and increased by 100 million in a year to 400 million, including through mobile phones.

The government reiterated itis support for experimentation of new technologies in the country, including that of Project Loon by Google and White Space Spectrum use for broadband by Microsoft.

India is growing at a phenomenal pace and the government is looking to expand reach of technology through broadband network being laid out in rural India.


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