Asia’s mobile market is finally seeing its long-promised explosion and India lift off
The balance of power is shifting within Asia too, with India overtaking China’s growth in new subscriptions. This year, India alone signed up more new subscribers than all of Africa, accounting for 28 million of Asia’s 70 million new subscriptions.China chalked up 19 million. Contrast that to last year, when the picture was reversed. In the first quarter of 2013, China accounted for 30 million of Asia’s 67 million new subscriptions, and India accounted for just 10 million.