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India - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 81 Pages
  • August 2019
  • Region: India
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 2103401
Sweeping reforms introduced by successive Indian governments over the last two decades have dramatically changed the nature of telecommunications in India. The Indian government has been proactive in its efforts to transform India into a global telecommunication hub.

The mobile market continues to be the main focus of the Indian telecom sector. India's mobile market continues to get the bulk of local capital expenditure as the operators expand their infrastructure.

India has the potential to become one of the five largest data centre markets globally. In the last few years, there has been a radical shift in the way Indians produce and consume data. A number of government initiatives and regulations will see further increased in internet users and enforce strict data residency laws that will require vastly more data centre capacity. There will a rapid increase in the rate in which on-premise facilities are being outsourced to third-party data centres, as the cloud computing, especially cloud computing continues to grow.

India has a huge national telecommunications network. A strong increase in telecom subscribers base has necessitated network expansion covering a wider area, thereby creating a need for significant investment in telecom infrastructure.

Indias telecom industry is expected to see a major expansion of its network infrastructure during the 2019 to 2022 period. Each of the top three mobile operators: Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea are now planning to extend coverage to address a surge in data consumption.

The fixed line market in India remains highly underdeveloped due to the dominance of the mobile segment. Further, the number of fixed telephone lines is slowly declining as the mobile segment continues to expand.

As well as its huge national network, India's investment in telecommunications infrastructure over the last decade has extended to a heavy involvement in the international market. Under the leadership of international operator VSNL/Tata Indicom the country has been assembling an extensive infrastructure of gateways, satellite earth stations and fibre optic submarine cables.

Key developments:
  • The adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in India has been advancing slowly with Indian enterprises.
  • India has the potential to become one of the five largest data centre markets globally.
  • Indias telecom industry is expected to see a major expansion of its network infrastructure during the 2019 to 2022 period.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Loop Mobile (BPL Mobile), Vodafone Idea, Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices, Videocon, S Tel, Bharti Telenet, Reliance Infocomm, Tata Teleservices.

Table of Contents

1 Key statistics
2 Telecommunications Market
2.1 Market Overview and Analysis
2.2 Regional Asian Market Comparison
2.3 Background
2.4 Telecommunications Investment
3 Regulatory Environment
3.1 Overview
3.2 Regulatory Authorities
3.3 Licensing Circles
3.4 Licensing VNO's
3.5 Net Neutrality
3.6 Access
3.7 Fibre Access
3.8 Interconnect
3.9 Government Policies
4 Fixed Network Operators
4.1 Fixed-line statistics by Operator
4.2 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
4.3 Bharti Airtel
4.4 Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
4.5 Quadrant
4.6 Reliance Communications
4.7 TATA Teleservices
4.8 Videocon
4.9 Vodafone
4.10 NTT
5 Telecommunications Infrastructure
5.1 Overview of the National Telecom Network
5.2 Statistics
5.3 Telecom Towers
5.4 Rural and Regional Networks
5.5 Bharatnet / National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)
5.6 Next Generation Networks (NGN)
5.7 International Infrastructure
5.8 Satellite Communications
5.9 Submarine Cable Networks
6 Data Centres
6.1 Overview
6.2 Major Providers
7 IT Specific Developments
7.1 Cloud Computing
8 Smart Infrastructure
8.1 Internet-Of-Things (IoT)
8.2 Smart Cities
8.3 Artificial Intelligence
9 Related Reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Country Statistics, Major Operators and Telco Authorities 2019 (e)
Table 2 Top Level Country Statistics 2019 (e)
Table 3 Fixed-line subscribers (millions) by operator 2010 2014; 2016 2019
Table 4 Fixed Line Service Provider by Rural, Urban Segment 2018
Table 5 BSNL fixed-line subscribers 2002; 2012 2019
Table 6 Bharti fixed-line subscribers 2008 2019
Table 7 MTNL fixed-line subscribers 2010 2019
Table 8 Quadrant fixed-line subscribers 2012 2019
Table 9 Reliance fixed-line subscribers 2005 - 2019
Table 10 Historic - Sistema fixed-line subscribers 2010 2017
Table 11 Tata fixed-line subscribers 2011 2019
Table 12 Historic - Videocon mobile subscribers 2010 2015
Table 13 Vodafone Idea Fixed Line subscribers 2011 2019
Table 14 Fixed-line subscribers and penetration 2009 2024
Table 15 Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity (historical) 1995 2005
Table 16 PCOs in operation 2003 2004; 2007 2018
List of Charts
Chart 1 Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration 2019; 2024
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 3 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 4 Telecoms Maturity Index Northern Asia
Chart 5 - Fixed-line subscribers and penetration 2009 2024
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Northern Asia - Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Major shareholders in Bharti Airtel
Exhibit 4 ISRO satellite network
Exhibit 5 International submarine cable systems with landing points in India

Companies Mentioned

  • Aircel
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Loop Mobile (BPL Mobile)
  • Vodafone Idea
  • Reliance Communications
  • Tata Teleservices
  • Videocon
  • S Tel
  • Bharti Telenet
  • Reliance Infocomm
  • Tata Teleservices.