India’s Monthly mobile data usage up 50%

February 3, 2019

India’s finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the monthly mobile data usage in India has increased by a phenomenal 50 per cent in the last five years.

“India is now leading the world in the consumption of mobile data. Monthly consumption of mobile data increased by over 50 times in the last five years,” said Goyal while presenting the Interim Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha.

“The cost of data and voice calls in India is now possibly the lowest in the world,” he added. According to experts, Reliance Jio with 28 crore users has led this stupendous growth in data consumption with its ultra-cheap data plans.

For Jio, average data consumption per user per month is now 10.8GB and average voice consumption has been recorded at 794 minutes per user per month. Video consumption drove most of the usage, increasing to 460 crore hours per month.

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