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Indian Mobile Handset Revenues Drop 5% In 2011-12: Report

According to an annual survey of the Indian Telecom industry by CyberMedia group’s telecom journal Voice&Data, the overall mobile handset revenues in India dropped 5% to Rs 31,215 crore in 2011-12 as compared to Rs 33,031 crore, last year. Around 30 handset firms were surveyed which included both national and international enterprises. About 6 of the top 10 brands including Nokia, Micromax, Blackberry, Spice, LG and G’Five witnessed a negative growth in revenues, according to the report. Note that MediaNama is not in a position to verify the accuracy of the findings. However companies like Samsung, Karbonn, HTC and Huawei recorded a posistive growth. As per the report, the average selling values (ASVs) as well as feature phone sales, both went down this year. Nokia was leading with a market share of 38.2%. The company led the dual SIM phones category but lost some market share due to poor performance in the Smartphone market and also the Android Smartphone category. Nokia posted a revenue of Rs 11,925 crore, 8% lower than last year’s Rs 12,929 crore. Samsung, on the other hand witnessed a 38% increase in its revenues to Rs 7,891 crore at the no. 2 spot with a market share of 25.3%. This may have been possible due to a variety of handset variants offered by the company on multiple platforms like Windows, Android and Bada. Samsung’s Galaxy Note, sold 40,000 units each month since its launch in late 2011. Indian handset company Micromax bagged the 3rd position with revenues of Rs…

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