Mobile phone shipments in Sri Lanka reached 1 million units in the third quarter, smartphone shipments increased by 100% to account for 20% of total mobile phone sales and 3G-enabled handset shipments amounted to 0.17 million units in the quarter, according to a report from CyberMedia Research.
Nokia leads the mobile phone market in Sri Lanka, with a share of 22%, followed by Micromax (19%) and E-Tel (12%), in terms of sales (unit shipments) during the third quarter of 2014.
The report also shows that Sri Lanka’s mobile phone market jumped 11% quarter-on-quarter, and by 43% year-on-year, in unit shipment terms. Smartphone shipments reached 0.2 million units in the period.
Samsung leads the smartphone segment with a 20.6% market share, followed by E-Tel with 17.7% market share. Sri Lanka feature phone shipments reached 0.8 million units in the quarter. Nokia had a market share of 25.7% in the quarter, followed by Micromax (20.1% share).