Reliance NetConnect / Tata DoCoMo E-VDO Dongle Business Saturating

Reliance NetConnect Wireless BroadbandIdea Cellular Executives who discussed 3G Data Uptake in India are of the view that the Dongle or Data-card business (dominated by CDMA EV-DO operators: RCOM, Tata, MTS) may face growth-constraints over the medium-term due to the following factors,

  1. Slowdown in laptop and Desktop PC sales
  2. Growth in Tablets and Phablets [Mobile Smartphones with 5-to-6inch screen]
  3. Growing tendency to use 3G-activated smartphones as personal Wi-Fi hotspots and
  4. Narrowing of the price-performance and network coverage gap (more…)