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Telecommunications Report India 1st Quarter

  • ID: 4480379
  • Report
  • February 2020
  • Region: India
  • 11 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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India's telecommunications industry continues to suffer from years of regulatory mismanagement, rising infrastructure costs and price wars. Its mobile market is the world's second-largest by the number of connections, but is hampered by intense competition and high debt, capital expenditure and spectrum costs.

Consequently, the industry's debt is estimated at Rs7.7trn (US$112bn), according to the Indian Banks' Association. In October 2019 India's apex court, the Supreme Court, ruled that the industry collectively owed the government a staggering Rs920bn (US$13bn) in overdue levies and interest, to be paid within 90 days. The ensuing legal case risks the continuity of the largest mobile service provider by subscribers, Vodafone.

The government expects to increase its non-auction telecoms revenue collection by 28% year on year in fiscal year 2019/20 (April-March), to Rs505bn. Revenue will come primarily from licence fees and spectrum usage charges.

Industry List: Connected devices, Telecommunications, Fixed, Telecommunications, Internet, Telecommunications, Mobile, Telecommunications, Telecommunications
Industry Codes (NAIC): 517
Industry Codes (SIC): 48
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Telecommunications Report India 1st Quarter

Telecommunications report: Overview

Telecommunications report: Mobile

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Telecommunications report: Connected devices
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