Communication services will continue to account for the largest share of information technology spending in India and will account for 39.2 percent of revenue in 2016, or about $28.3 billion, according to analysts at Gartner.
Communications revenue will grow about 2.1 percent in 2016, Gartner also predicts.
Total India IT spending is forecast to reach $72.3 billion in 2016, a 7.2 percent increase from 2015 levels.
“India will continue to be the fastest growing IT market for the second year in succession and will continue growing to total $87.67 billion by the end of 2019,” said Aman Munglani, research director at Gartner. “India is currently the third largest IT market in Asia/Pacific, and by 2019 India will become the second-largest IT market within the Asia/Pacific region, following China.”
Devices, which include mobile phones, PC’s and tablets, will account for almost 33 percent of the overall IT spend in India, and the devices segment will grow 9.4 percent in 2016.