Mobile Market

Dec 25, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s mobile phone sales reached one million unities in the third quarter of 2014 while smart phone shipment up by 100 percent which accounts for 20 percent of the total sales, a market report said. In the smartphone market segment, Samsung leades with a 20.6 market share followed by E-Tel with 17.7 percent market share.

Huawei accounts for 14.3 percent in the market.

Sri Lanka feature phone shipments reached 0.8 million units in the quarter. Nokia had a market share of 25.7 percent in the quarter, followed by Micromax (20.1 percent) share.

œThough featurephone shipments have stagnated in the quarter, yet the market is heavily skewed towards them in terms of sheer numbers, Faisal Kawoosa, Lead Analyst for Telecoms at CMR was quoted.

œTherefore, it is markets like Sri Lanka where handset vendors should introduce low cost smartphones based on OSs like Android One and Firefox,

œI am very optimistic that the entry of low-cost OS-based Smartphones will bring about a strong increase in the sales of Smartphone in Sri Lanka.

About 6.8 million people in the world use smart devices and about 20 percent of the population use smart devices in Sri Lanka data showe