• +353-1-415-1241(GMT OFFICE HOURS)
  • 1-800-526-8630(US/CAN TOLL FREE)
  • 1-917-300-0470(EST OFFICE HOURS)
India - Mobile Communications - Market Overview, Technologies and Forecasts Product Image

India - Mobile Communications - Market Overview, Technologies and Forecasts

  • Published: March 2014
  • Region: India
  • 44 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Aircel/Dishnet
  • Bharti Telenet
  • Idea/Spice
  • Reliance Communications
  • SingTel
  • Tata Teleservices
  • MORE

From a humble start, growth in India’s mobile sector rapidly picked up pace and developed a sustained momentum, aided by higher subscriber volumes, lower tariffs and falling handset prices. Home to a group of global operators working with local companies, had what seemed to be a booming mobile market at the start of 2012. However, growth in India’s huge mobile market effectively stalled during 2012 and the market was looking very subdued coming into 2013. Mobile operators had added 370 million new subscribers to their networks in 2010/2011, an average of 15 million per month over that two year period, to bring the total number of subscribers to around 900 million by the start of 2012. However, 2012 heralded the start of a somewhat erratic period in the development of the subscriber base that saw the year end with just 865 million subscribers. The drop in subscriber numbers was a combination of falling customer demand and the effect of operators ‘cleaning out’ their data bases.

While ARPU steadily declined as competing operators offer cheaper tariffs the usage levels remained reasonably high thus slowing the decline in revenues. There had also been a major READ MORE >

1. Synopsis
2. Mobile communications
2.1 Overview of India’s mobile market
2.2 Dramatic drop in mobile subscribers - 2012
2.3 Mobile statistics
2.4 Mobile handset / smartphone market
2.5 Mobile market - geographic segments
2.6 Forecasts - Mobile services – 2015; 2020
2.7 Development issues
2.7.1 Reporting of revenue
2.7.2 Tariffs for wireless broadband
2.7.3 Spectrum allocations and spectrum auctions
2.7.4 Rural expansion
2.8 Regulatory issues
2.8.1 Background
2.8.2 Merger and Acquisition (M&A) rules
2.8.3 Regulatory developments in 2013
2.8.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
2.8.5 Regulatory developments in 2012
2.8.6 Regulatory developments in 2011
2.9 2G corruption scandal
2.9.1 Allegations
2.9.2 Charges
2.9.3 Court decision, appeal and aftermath
2.10 Analysis: 2G scandal - 2011
2.11 Re-auctioning of 2G spectrum
3. Mobile technologies
3.1 Overview of mobile technologies used in India
3.2 GSM
3.3 CDMA
3.3.1 Overview
3.3.2 CDMA auction – March 2013
3.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
3.4.1 Background
3.4.2 Licensing process
3.4.3 Spectrum allocation
3.4.4 Auction procedure
3.4.5 Auction
3.4.6 BSNL and MTNL
3.4.7 Analysis: consequences of the 3G auction
3.4.8 Roll-outs and developments
3.4.9 3G roaming dispute
3.5 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
3.5.1 Overview
3.5.2 Reliance Jio Infocomm
3.5.3 Bharti Airtel
4. Mobile voice services
4.1 Prepaid
5. Mobile data services
5.1 Market overview
5.2 Short Message Service (SMS)
5.3 i-mode
5.4 BlackBerry
5.5 Mobile TV
5.6 Mobile content
5.6.1 m-Health
5.6.2 M-banking and money transfer
6. Notes on forecasting
7. Related reports
Table 1 – Overview of India’s mobile market – 2011 - 2013
Table 2 – Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration – 2006 - 2013
Table 3 – Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) – 2002 - 2013
Table 4 – GSM mobile subscribers and annual change – 1997 - 2013
Table 5 – Mobile penetration urban and rural – 2007; 2009 - 2012
Table 6 – Mobile services revenue – 1996 - 2012
Table 7 – Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended – 2012
Table 8 – Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) – 2005 - 2012
Table 9 – Forecast mobile subscribers – 2015; 2020
Table 10 –GSM mobile subscribers by region/circle – 2012 - 2013
Table 11 – GSM ARPU – 2003 - 2012
Table 12 – GSM ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended – 2012
Table 13 – GSM mobile operators, subscribers and market share – June 2013
Table 14 – GSM ARPU by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended – 2012
Table 15 – CDMA mobile operators, subscribers and market share – 2012
Table 16 – CDMA ARPU – 2003 - 2012
Table 17 – CDMA ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended – 2012
Table 18 – 3G auction (2010): Number of licences and total fees paid by operators
Table 19 – Prepaid mobile subscribers: share of total market – 2003 - 2012
Table 20 – SMS traffic by technology and subscriber – 2011 - 2012
Chart 1 - Mobile subscribers and penetration – 2006 - 2013
Chart 2 - Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) - 2002-2013
Chart 3 - GSM mobile subscribers and annual change - 1997-2013
Chart 4 - Mobile penetration urban and rural - 2007; 2009-2012
Chart 5 - Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) - 2005-2012
Chart 6 – GSM mobile operator market share – September 2013
Chart 7 – CDMA mobile operator market share – 2012
Exhibit 1 – Operators / licences affected by 2G licensing process cancellation – February 2012
Exhibit 2 – CDMA 3G commercial deployment in India
Exhibit 3 – 3G auction results: Service area licences by operator – May 2010

- Aircel/Dishnet
- Bartelco
- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
- Bharti Airtel
- Bharti Telenet
- Data Access
- Hughes Telecom
- Idea/Spice
- Loop Mobile (BPL Mobile)
- Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL)
- Quadrant (HFCL)
- Reliance Communications
- Reliance Infocomm
- S Tel
- SingTel
- Sistema (Shyam Telelink)
- Swan Telecom
- Tata Teleservices
- Tata Teleservices
- Uninor (Unitech)
- Videocon
- Videocon
- Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL)
- Vodafone Essar

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

RELATED PRODUCTS

Our Clients

Our clients' logos