Yet again! DataWind leads tablet market with 26.7 percent share

ANI | Updated: Sep 13, 2017 18:42 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 13 (ANI): Leader in delivering Internet access to emerging markets DataWind Inc. on Wednesday announced continuing to retain the top slot with 26.7 percent market share in 2Q CY 2017, followed by iBall and Samsung at 15.8 percent and 14.3 percent respectively.

According to the latest CMR reports, DataWind holds 68.5 percent market share in the share.

The tablet manufacture however, has maintained its leadership position, selling more tablets than any other company in India for the seventh successive quarter.

The offered devices from DataWind are bundled with free internet browsing; local manufacturing, patented technology and strong and committed team were the key factors which worked for DataWind to gain numero uno position quarter on quarter.

"The enormous demand for our products helps validate our focus on affordability and connectivity. Unlike many in this industry that are focused on providing high-end tablets to the elite, our focus is to enable Indians with their first computer at an affordable price," said president and CEO DataWind, Suneet Singh Tuli.

Adding to this Tuli added that while due to demonetization and GST the market has hit a temporary bump, we are truly grateful with the positive response from our customers that enabled us to consistently maintain the top position in India.

DataWind is the only tablet provider in India focused on offering affordable tablets with free Internet access. All DataWind devices come bundled with one year of unlimited Internet access, and feature the most affordable ongoing plans available in the market due to the company's unique, patented technology that compresses up to 97 percent the amount of data needed for web browsing.

"DataWind firmly believes that digital and internet divide can be addressed through technology intervention, at an affordable price point. In fiscal 2018, we foresee to introduce exciting data plans," added Tuli.

He also stated that the company is focused on driving the cost downward to a level where access to technology becomes 'universally affordable' and democratization of technology finds its true meaning. (ANI)