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India has been the best-performing optical networking (ON) market in 2017. Reliance Jio's disruptive pricing for 4G LTE mobile broadband has led to massive bandwidth growth and thus India's ON growth.


  • Mobile broadband growth will drive India to be the fastest-growing market through 2022. Ovum is forecasting a 11.4% CAGR driven by 4G and future 5G growth.
  • Through 2Q17, India has been the fastest-growing market. India grew 11.8% on a rolling four-quarter (4Q) basis in 2Q17 over 2Q16.
  • Jio also reported that it has the first exabyte network in the world to support this traffic.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the ON market share leaders in India.
  • Highlights the growth in the India ON market.
  • Highlights the growth in the mobile backhaul and fronthaul market in India.
  • Shows the trends in bandwidth in India.

Key questions answered

  • What are the drivers behind India's ON growth?
  • Who are the key players in India's ON growth?
  • What factors will continue to drive ON growth?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Market status

  • India growth
  • Optical networking share

India market dynamics

  • India mobile market
  • India optical network spenders
  • India ON market outlook
  • India fiber-based fronthaul and backhaul market outlook


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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