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India - Key Statistics, Telecommunications Market and Regulatory Overview

  • Published: August 2013
  • Region: India
  • 30 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Aircel/Dishnet
  • Bharti Telenet
  • Loop Mobile (BPL Mobile)
  • Reliance Infocomm
  • Sistema (Shyam Telelink)
  • Tata Teleservices
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India continues to be one of the fastest growing major telecom markets in the world. It is also one of the largest. Sweeping reforms introduced by successive Indian governments over the last decade have dramatically changed the nature of telecommunications in the country. The mobile sector had grown from around 10 million subscribers in 2002 to pass the 900 million mark in early 2012. Events in 2012 were to see a correction in the local telecom market, but overall growth was continuing.

GSM technology dominates the mobile market, while CDMA manages to cling to a declining market share of under 10% (March 2013). Growth in the mobile industry was expected to continue at least into the medium term, boosted by the allocation of 3G licences and the subsequent large scale roll-out of 3G networks. On the other hand the impact of the major scandal over the awarding of 2G licences in 2008 was certainly not good news for the mobile industry. Court decisions and the subsequent responses of the regulators were central to the eventual outcome. Re-auctioning of the 2G mobile licences late in 2012 went some way to settling the market, but more needed to be done in this regard.

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1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
3.1 Background
3.2 Economy
3.3 Analysis: India in the aftermath of the global financial crisis
3.4 Red tape
3.5 2G scandal
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Overview
4.2 Competition
4.3 Value Added Services (VAS)
4.4 Third Generation (3G) auction
4.5 WiMAX/wireless broadband spectrum auction
4.6 Foreign investment
4.6.1 Import of Chinese telecom equipment
4.7 Universal service
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Telecommunications authorities
5.1.1 Ministry for Communications (MoC)
5.1.2 Department of Telecommunications (DoT)
5.1.3 Telecom Commission
5.1.4 Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
5.1.5 Telecom Dispute Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)
5.1.6 Telecom Sector Ombudsman (TSO)
5.1.7 Communications Commission of India (CCI)
5.2 Licensing circles
5.3 Regulatory developments
5.3.1 Overview
5.3.2 Value Added Services (VAS)
5.3.3 Blackberry
5.3.4 Subscriber Local Dialling (SLD)
5.3.5 Spectrum fees
5.3.6 Spectrum sharing
5.3.7 ‘Local content' rules
5.3.8 Supreme Court ruling on ‘distribution of national assets'
5.3.9 Censorship issues
5.3.10 New spectrum policy
5.3.11 Tariffs
5.3.12 Penalties for delayed roll-out
5.3.13 Spectrum ‘vacation'
5.3.14 Cancelled licences
5.3.15 Access Deficit Charge (ADC)
5.3.16 Unified Access Services Licence (UASL)
5.3.17 Basic Telephone Service (BTS) licensing guidelines
5.3.18 The ‘fixed' mobile story - background
5.3.19 Offshore investment
5.3.20 The Blackberry privacy case
5.3.21 Spectrum charges
5.3.22 Spectrum in 2014
5.4 National Telecom Policies
5.4.1 National Telecom Policies 1999 (NTP-99)
5.4.2 Addendum to NTP-99
5.4.3 New National Telecom Policy
5.4.4 National Broadband Policy 2004
5.4.5 Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)
5.5 National security
6. Related reports
Table 1 – Country statistics India – 2013
Table 2 – Telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2011
Table 3 – Telephone network statistics – March 2013
Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2012
Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2012
Table 6 – Mobile statistics – April 2013
Table 7 – National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 – India's GDP real growth rate – 2006 - 2014
Table 9 – Fixed-line services versus mobile services and penetration – April 2013
Table 10 – Foreign Direct Investment in telecom sector – 2004 - 2012
Table 11 – Telephone services to villages – 2012
Table 12 – Number of telecom licences issued by category – 2007 - 2008
Exhibit 1 – Overview of FDI policy for India's telecom sector

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

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