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India – Telecom Country Profile 2009

  • ID: 1057336
  • Report
  • July 2009
  • Region: India
  • 46 Pages
  • Hot Telecom
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This 46-page report will give you a complete snap-shot of India's telecom environment, providing you with all the information you need to be successful in this market.

It initially defines the country's economic and political environment keeping you abreast of any events that could impact the business environment in the near future. It then provides an overview of the country's regulatory environment, including information on regulators, ministries and the liberalisation status of each telecom markets. In this section, you will also come across the country's WTO commitments as well as the latest regulatory events.

The telecom statistics and forecast section for 2004-2013 is filled with valuable data on telecom revenues, telecom investments as well as number of subscribers, penetration and growth for the fixed, mobile, Broadband and Internet markets. It also contains International traffic and International termination rates information.

This exclusive report then provides you with an analysis of the country’s competitive environment, analysing the fixed, mobile and Internet markets in terms of players, number of subscribers, market share. It also covers the trends and key events in each sector.

Last but not least, it also provides you with a detailed profile of BSNL, MTNL, Bharti and Tata Communications, giving you information on their latest activities, key contacts, service offering, financial and market shares.
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Economic and Political Environment
Basic country data
Economic summary
Key economic data
Political summary
Key political data

Regulatory Environment
Policy maker
Regulatory environment

Telecom Statistics and Forecast, 2004-2013
Telecom service revenue
International Traffic
International termination rates

Competitive Environment
Telecom market overview
Fixed market overview
Mobile market overview
Internet market overview

Key Players Profile
Tata Communications


Key economic data, 2004-2008
Telecom statistics, 2004-20013F
Number of fixed subscribers by operator, 2006-2008
Number of mobile subscribers by operator and technology, 2008-May 2009
Number of GSM subscribers by operator, city and circle, 2007-May 2009
Number of Internet subscribers per ISP, 2006-2008
Number of broadband subscribers by ISP, 2007-2008


Growth rate: Real GDP vs. Inflation
India telephone subscribers, 2004-2013F
India International telephone traffic, 2004-2013F
India Internet market, 2004-2013F
India International termination rate, 2004-2013F
India telecom subscribers by market, 2004-2013F
India telecom subscriber growth by market, 2004-2013F
India market share per fixed operator, 2008
India fixed market growth by operator, 2006-2008
India mobile subscriber growth by technology, 2006-May 2009
India GSM/CDMA market share, May 2009
India mobile subscriber growth by player, 2007-May 2009 (GSM+CDMA)
India mobile market share by player, May 2009 (GSM+CDMA)
India GSM market share by operator, May 2009
India CDMA market share by operator, May 2009
India mobile market share by circle, May 2009
India mobile subscriber growth by circle, 2007-May 2009
India GSM subscriber growth by city, 2006-May 2009
India Internet market share by operator, 2008
India Internet subscriber growth by operator, 2006-2008
India broadband market share by operator, 2008
India broadband subscriber growth by operator, 2007-2008
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India has become the world’s 2nd largest mobile market after China with 346.9 million mobile subscribers in 2008.

With nearly 1.2 billion inhabitants and one of the most competitive telecom market globally, India is and will remain, one of the worlds most dynamic and promising telecom markets for the next five years. “Teledensity has increased close to five-fold in the last five years and service tariffs have gone down substantially – so much so that India currently has some of the lowest tariff rates in the world” HOT TELECOM’s president Isabelle Paradis said.

Mobiles now account for over 90% of total telephones connections in India, after surpassing the number of fixed lines for the first time in 2004. The sector grew by an average rate of 65.5% in the last 5 years to reach 346.9 million subscribers (including GSM, CDMA and WLL) at the end of 2008. India surpassed the US for the first time (in terms of mobile subscribers) in April 2008 and became the world’s second largest mobile market after China. Furthermore, in June 2009, India surpassed China as the world’s second largest CDMA market, next only to the US.

Mobile growth is forecasted to remain in the double digits until the end of the 2012, with an average growth rate of 18.5% over the next 5 years. At the end of the forecasted period, mobile subscribers should have reached 798.2 million and a penetration rate of 62.4%. Mobile phones should then represent 95.9% of all telephone connections in India.

With one of the world’s lowest Internet penetration rates standing at 1.1% and 12.9 million Internet subscribers at the end of 2008, India’s Internet sector represents a significantly untapped market. High poverty level and low PC penetration (1.6%) however continue to hinder the proliferation of this service outside of main cities. We therefore forecast for this sector to grow at an average rate of 12.5% over the next 5 years to reach 23.1 million subscribers and 185.1 million users at the end of 2013.

Broadband is now the main generator of growth in the Internet market, with the number of dial-up customers steadily decreasing in importance. In the first quarter of 2009 alone, the number of broadband customers increased by 12.7% to 6.2 million connections.

By the end of 2009, the number of broadband customers should therefore have reached 7.7 million and represent 51.3% of Internet connections. At the end of 2013, it is forecasted that the number of broadband customers should have reached 18.1 million, and represent 78.0% of all Internet connections. At that time, broadband penetration should stand at 1.4%, compared with 0.5% at the end of March 2009.
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- Tata Communications
- Bharti
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