Number of 4G Subscribers in India by 2018

Bharti Airtel may have become the first company in India to offer high-speed Internet services using 4G technology, but the adoption of 4G or TD-LTE (long-term evolution) is already shaping the future of broadband revolution.

According to Forrester,

There will be more than 50 Million or 5 crore 4G (TD-LTE) subscribers in India by 2018.

According to Katyayan Gupta, analyst and connectivity lead, Forrester,

4G, provides mobile ultra-broadband Internet access, to laptops smartphones, and other mobile devices. 2G and 3G technologies were devised to be voice-centric in nature. 4G instead is all about data. In India, 4G is only available through USB sticks. No phone in India is 4G compatible for any of the operators. Consumers cannot use 4G on mobile phones.