A survey conducted by Voice and Data states that the revenues of Indian mobile handset manufacturers grew by 15% to Rs. 33,171 crore in FY 2011, and the leading players in the sector are, in order, Nokia, Samsung, Micromax, Blackberry and LG. Most other Indian brands including Lava, Intex and Zen have shown almost flat growth. Please note that MediaNama is not in a position to verify the contents of this survey. The survey indicates:
- Nokia is at the number one spot for FY 2010-2011 with revenues of Rs 12,929 crore showing a growth of 0.2% over Rs 12,900 crore it did in FY2009-10. Nokia is facing stiff competition from domestic brands such as Karbonn, Micromax, and Spice whereas its high end phones are competing with the likes of HTC, BlackBerry and Samsung. Nokia has a market share of 39%.
- Samsung: Nokia is followed by Samsung which has posted revenues of Rs 5,720 crore . The company grew by 21.7% from FY 2009-2010. Currently Samsung enjoys a market share of 17.2%. Samsung’s cross platform products run on Windows, Android and Bada. Its 3G enabled phones contributed 5% to the entire sales and its smart phones, Galaxy S and Wave also fared well in the market.
- Micromax holds the number three spot among the top 10 handset manufacturers. The company saw a revenue of Rs 2,289 crore for FY-11 as compared to Rs 1,602 crore a year before, a growth of 43%. It has market share of 6.9%.
- Research In Motion’s BlackBerry ranks fourth in the Indian market. The company witnessed a revenue of Rs 1,950 in FY2010-11, a growth of 61.2% from Rs 1,210 in FY2009-10. The company has a market share of 5.9%. The report suggest that its entry level smartphones have registered more sales in fourth quarter than all the three quarters combined.
- HTC registered a growth of 99%, the highest among all the manufacturers. It holds a market share of 1.4% and posted a revenue of Rs 450 crore from Rs 226 crore in FY2009-10.
- Data Cards: The mobile data card segment grew at 52.3% to Rs 1077 crore with Huawei and ZTE generating revenues of Rs 630 crore and Rs 374 crore repectively.
- The fixed phone market saw a sharp decline to post revenues of Rs 228 crore, with the public sector telephone instruments maker ITI’s revenues slipping to Rs 8 crore.
- Domestic players like Karbonn, Micromax, Maxx and others which tend to bundle features at a reduced price can expect healthy sales in the current fiscal, according to the report.