Wednesday, 15 July 2015

India's mobile phone industry to create over 6,00,000 jobs by 2016

Mumbai (Simcorn): Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) studies states that mobile application economy is to generate over 600000 jobs in various sections in India by 2016. As of now, there are only 50 -70 thousand professional mobile app developers in the country.

The estimate is on the basis of the report 'An Inquiry into the Impact of India's App Economy' released. As per the assumptions, direct employment in app industry to range between 1,51,230 and 1,59,010 by 2016 that account for 75,000 jobs in India at present.

According to Subho Ray, President, Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), with the current booming mobile phone industry, India would require about 20 million application developers by 2020.

The study estimated mobile app industry in the country to be around Rs 1,964 crore in 2016. 

Leading mobile OS platforms are Andriod, Windows, IOS, Blackberry.

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