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LG Electronics to double mobile devices with 15 in 2016

This is a direct reflection of the company’s expansion in the massive Indian smartphone marketplace.

LG Electronics India has now announced its intentions to double the number of mobile devices it will have to offer in 2016, as it plans to launch about 15 different smartphones across a range of different price points.

The new mobile phone offerings are meant to boost its overall revenue through mobile sales sources.

At the moment, LG Electronics brings in about 7 to 8 percent of its overall revenue through the sale of mobile devices in India. It currently sells about 13 models of cell phones in the country. That said, the sales that it has seen have been considered to be disappointing and the company is hoping to change that situation dramatically.

According to Ki Wan Kim, the managing director of LG Electronics India, “This year, performance of our mobile business has been disappointing. We will launch around 15 mobile models next year. In three years time, my target is to make all our product categories to contribute equally in percentage terms to our total sales… bring mobile sales to similar level of consumer durables.”Mobile Devices - LG India

There are four main areas of mobile devices, including smartphones, that are the main focus of LG India.

Those four categories are currently mobile gadgets, home appliances, home entertainment, and air conditioners. While the company does plan to boost its sales within the country, it doesn’t have any intention to begin manufacturing in the market.

They had previously manufactured in India, but they have ceased that operation and haven’t any current intentions to return to the activity. Should the company consider returning to manufacturing in India, it will require sales to justify the decision. Ki Wan Kim stated that “Our future sales forecast should be stable to keep our factories operational.”

Among the main areas of focus for the sale of mobile devices in the country will be smartphones. This market has been seen as a massive opportunity by many handset makers due to the expansion of the demand for the technology and the relatively low penetration, so far, when compared to other markets.

Mobile technology frustrations grow in India with regularly dropped calls

The explosive growth of telecom and weak infrastructure are posing a threat to Modi’s plan to connect rural and urban India.

Mobile technology has been taking off in India with a vengeance, but the dream that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been aiming to realize – to bring steady connections to urban and rural regions of the country – could be threatened due to a number of common struggles.

Almost one billion people in India have connected to the country’s cell phone services over the last ten years.

This has been a part of the mobile technology revolution that has been occurring in the country. It has brought India to the point that they are the second largest market in the world for wireless phones. However, a recent combination of rapid growth and the poor wireless infrastructure has also meant that the hopes the country has had to expand its mobile network reach has become exceptionally difficult and frustrating to device users.

The current mobile technology situation in the country has earned it the nickname of the “call-drop nation”.

Mobile Technology FrustrationThe regularly dropped calls is currently affecting people in all social statuses and income levels. The help line run by the government in order to allow for consumers across the country to register complaints has now reported that dropped calls are among the leading grievances that have been registered over the summer. It has become national headline news and has even led to the creation of a popular social media hashtag campaign called #NoCallDrops.

Though this problem has been growing steadily worse as mobile connections have been getting worse, the issue has been catapulted into the spotlight over the last few weeks after dozens of cell towers in the country’s capital were deemed invalid by the municipal corporation. This brought the three largest mobile device makers in India before a parliamentary committee in the hopes of discovering a solution to this widespread issue. Modi has called to his officials to repair this problem.

According to mobile technology consultant Prasanto K Roy, “India’s mobile network is under tremendous stress,” adding that “if we fail to address mobile connectivity problems, it will directly hit the government’s Digital India initiative.”