Tablet makers hope for a comeback with the wider adoption of 4G – The Economic Times

Tablet makers may comeback with the wider adoption of 4G

NEW DELHI: Tablet sales growth in the quarter to June has raised hopes in the industry that wider adoption of 4G technology could be the booster shot that the beleaguered segment needs. The surge in data consumption could drive tablet sales, said Faisal Kawoosa, lead analyst at CMR Telecoms Practice. “Higher levels of data consumption will have a direct impact on factors such as device screen size, and tablets can provide users a conveniently bigger screen,” said Kawoosa. “This should give some hope to the industry that the market will revive as 4G data networks become widely available and accessed by users in more and more cities and towns.”Bharti Airtel has launched 4G services in nearly 300 cities and towns, while Reliance Jio Infocomm and Vodafone India are expected to start similar high-speed broadband services by the end of the year and Idea is likely to roll out 4G services next year.