The industry leader in delivering tablets and Internet access to emerging markets at low cost, DataWind announced it's hitting the numero uno spot with 34.2% market share in 1Q' CY 2017, followed by IBall and Samsung at 16.3% and 14.7% according to the latest CMR report. DataWind holds a remarkable 70% market share in the sub 5,000 INR tablet segment (approximately $ 75), which is the largest and fastest growing segment of the market and is constituting 50% of the overall market. According to the report, DataWind is the only company in the top three sellers, which has increased its market share.
President and CEO DataWind, Suneet Singh Tuli said, "We continue to see tremendous demand for our low-cost Internet-enabled tablets and smartphones from consumers in India. I am truly honored and humbled by the overwhelming response from our customers. Devices bundled with free internet browsing; locally manufactured, with patented technology and our strong and committed team were the key factors which worked for us.” Further added that DataWind firmly believes that digital and the internet needs can be addressed through technology intervention, at an affordable price point. "We are focused on driving the cost downward to a level where access to technology becomes 'universally affordable' and democratization of technology finds its true meaning," said Tuli. DataWind's products break the affordability blockade and deliver internet access across traditional mobile networks as DataWind executes a vision to empower the next three billion internet users.
The results reinforce the fact that DataWind is the only tablet provider in India focused on providing affordable tablets and Internet access. All of its devices come bundled with one year of free unlimited Internet access, and feature the most affordable ongoing plans available in the market due to the company's unique, patented technology that reduces up to 97% of the amount of data needed for web browsing.