The Indian mobile handset market was worth Rs 8,805 crore in '04-05. A lion's share of this - 84% - were GSM handsets at Rs 7,384 crore with Nokia alone accounting for a whopping 62.3% marketshare.
According to a report by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) quoting a Voice & Data report of June 2005, the share of GSM handsets was even higher than the GSM connections which stood at 75% for the same period.
The report said CDMA handsets accounted for 16% of marketshare at Rs 1,421 crore.
In the of GSM space, Samsung was way behind Nokia with 11.3% marketshare followed by Motorola at 9.2% and Sony Ericsson at 4% while LG had a marketshare of 2%. Other brands such as Sagem, Alcatel, Ben Q, Bird, Siemens, Philips, Blackberry, Krome, Palm, Kejian cornered 10.3% marketshare in 2004-05, the COAI report claimed.
In the CDMA handset universe, LG was the undisputed leader with a marketshare of 59.1% followed by Nokia at 17.6%, Samsung at 6.3 %, Motorola at 5.3%, Kyocera at 5.2% and others like Hyundai at 6.5%.