Over 50 crore Indians are now using smartphones, a 15 per cent increase from primarily due to brands like Xiaomi and Realme which continue to bring new users to the ecosystem, a new report said on Thursday. According to market research firm techARC, India had Samsung with 34 per cent led the smartphone installed base in the calendar year , followed by Xiaomi at 20 per cent, Vivo at 11 per cent and OPPO at 9 per cent, respectively. Although the market does have options in the entry segment sub-Rs 5, for smartphones, users prefer to start their smartphone journey with the basic segment Rs 5, to Rs 10, Realme, Vivo and OnePlus led smartphone brands in terms of percentage net addition to the user base in Realme increased its user base by 49 per cent, Vivo 44 per cent and OnePlus by 41 per cent.
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Telecommunications in India - Wikipedia
India 's telecommunication network is the second largest in the world by number of telephone users both fixed and mobile phone with As on 31 Oct , India has the world's second-largest Internet user-base with Major sectors of the Indian telecommunication industry are telephone, internet and television broadcast industry in the country which is in an ongoing process of transforming into next generation network , employs an extensive system of modern network elements such as digital telephone exchanges , mobile switching centres , media gateways and signalling gateways at the core, interconnected by a wide variety of transmission systems using fibre-optics or Microwave radio relay networks. The access network , which connects the subscriber to the core, is highly diversified with different copper-pair, optic-fibre and wireless technologies. DTH , a relatively new broadcasting technology has attained significant popularity in the Television segment. The introduction of private FM has given a fillip to the radio broadcasting in India. Telecommunication in India has greatly been supported by the INSAT system of the country, one of the largest domestic satellite systems in the world.