Current Status and Future Development of WiMAX in India: Policies, Industry, and Market

  • September 2009
  • -
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute

With WiMAX subscriber base expected to reach 19 million by 2012 and WiMAX equipment market value projected to top US$600 million eventually following the auction of 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz licenses in the fourth quarter of 2009, the Indian WiMAX market presents enormous business opportunities. This report seeks to provide a comprehensive picture of WiMAX development in India, focusing on the three aspects of policy, industry, and market. Topics include India's telecom and WiMAX spectrum licensing policies, as well as issues related to WiMAX equipment certification; profile of the overall WiMAX industry in India and current development of companies positioned throughout the industry value chain; an overall sketch of the WiMAX subscriber market in India and outline of Indian WiMAX carriers' current status and future development.

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents
1. India: Overall Introduction
2. India's Telecommunications Regulatory Authorities
2.1 DoT (Department of Telecom)
2.2 TRAI (Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India)
3. Development of India's WiMAX Policies
3.1 India's Telecommunications and Broadband Policies
3.2 WiMAX Spectrum Policies
3.3 Current Development of India's WiMAX Product Certification
4. Outlook for India's WiMAX Policy Development
4.1 Frequency Interference Arising from Collision with Satellite Services Needs Solving
4.2 Importance of Release 1.5 to Increase; Results of BSNL's FDD WiMAX Deployment Expected to Be Crucial for India's WiMAX Development
5. WiMAX Industry Development in India
5.1 WiMAX Industry Clusters
6. Development of India's WiMAX Equipment Industry Value Chain
6.1 Chipset Suppliers
6.2 Equipment Providers
6.3 System Integration and Testing Service Providers
7. Indian WiMAX Industry Outlook
7.1 Lacking in WiMAX Chipset Capability while Competitive in Equipment Production
7.2 Overseas Companies Plagued by High Tariff; Indian and Taiwanese Companies Expected to Benefit from Collaboration
8. Telecommunications Market Development in India
9. WiMAX Subscriber Development in India
10. Current Development of Major Indian WiMAX Carriers
10.1 BSNL
10.2 MTNL
10.3 Tata Communications
10.4 Reliance Communications
10.5 Aircel
10.6 Bharti Airtel
11. Indian WiMAX Market Outlook
11.1 Indian Carriers Prefer Network Deployment on Franchise Basis
11.2 Initial Market Demand to Consist of Low-price, VoIP-capable Products
Appendix
List of Topics
1. Overall introduction to India's current status, focusing on economic development
2. Profiling India's telecommunications regulatory authorities, including DoT (Department of Telecommunications) and two subsidiaries WPC (Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing) and TEC (Telecommunication Engineering Centre), as well as independent monitoring organization TRAI (Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of India)
3. Analyzing the development of India's WiMAX policies, touching upon the overall telecommunications and broadband policies, WiMAX spectrum policies, and WiMAX product specification; current uses of different frequency bands also included
4. Introduction to the WiMAX industry in India, including distribution of major industry clusters
5. Analyzing the development of industry value chain, covering the current status of chipset suppliers, equipment providers, system integrators and testing service providers
6. Outlining India's telecommunications market, touching upon issues as broadband penetration and major players in the market
7. Profiling the overall status of India's WiMAX market and subscriber development
8. Analyzing the development of major Indian WiMAX carriers including BSNL, MTNL, Tata Communications, Reliance Communications, Aircel, and Bharti Airtel
9. Companies and organizations analyzed or mentioned in the report include: ABS (Aircel Business Solutions), AFCO Asia, Aircel, Alvarion, Beceem, Bharti Airtel, BSNL, CMEA Ventures, Digitelco Communications, DishnetDSL, Elitecore Technologies, Gemini Communication, GTL, Harris Stratex, Hathway, HCL, Huawei Technologies, Landamp;T Infotech, Maxis, MediaTek, Mena Telecom, Mindtree, MTNL, New Enterprise Associates, NewPath Ventures, Packet One Networks, PointRed, Raasi Callnet, Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, Reliance Communications, Reliance Globalcom, Sequans, Sify, Sloka Telecom, Soma Networks, Spectranet, Spectrus Communications, Supernet Technologies, SV Telecom Systems, Tata Communications, Tata Elxsi, Technotial Infoways, Telsima, Vodafone, VSNL, Wavesat, WiEpert Communications, WiMAX Forum, Wipro, YOU Telecom, iMAX Forum, Wipro

List of Tables
Table 1 Internet and Broadband User Base Targets Outlined in India's Broadband Policy 2004
Table 2 Planned Allocation of 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz Frequency Bands in India
Table 3 Indian Carriers Awarded 3.3GHz - 3.4GHz Frequency Band
Table 4 Telsima's StarMAX 6400 CO Equipment
Table 5 Telsima's Fixed and Mobile WiMAX Terminal Devices
Table 6 Sloka Telecom's 802.16d Fixed WiMAX Equipment
Table 7 PointRed's WiMAX Product Portfolio
Table 8 Comparison between Three Major Indian WiMAX Equipment Vendors
Table 9 BSNL's WiMAX Service Tariff Plan
Table 10 MNTL's WiMAX Equipment Provider Requirements and Device Demand
Table 11 Tata Communications' WiMAX Deployment Project
Table 12 Telecom Service Areas in India
List of Figures
Figure 1 India's Income Structure and GDP Growth Rates
Figure 2 India's Labor Structure by Age and Literacy Rate
Figure 3 Framework of India's Telecom Regulatory Authorities
Figure 4 Development of India's Telecom Policies, 1992 - 2008
Figure 5 India's Broadband Deployment Roadmap
Figure 6 Planned Uses of 2.5GHz Frequency Band in India
Figure 7 Geographical Distribution of WiMAX Industry Clusters in India
Figure 8 India's WiMAX Industry Chain
Figure 9 Wipro's RF Chipset Development Roadmap
Figure 10 Telsima's 450MHz/700MHz Equipment Test Results
Figure 11 Scale of Telecommunications Services by Population in India, 2008
Figure 12 Broadband Technologies and Transmission Rates in India, 2008
Figure 13 Broadband Subscriber Base and Penetration Rate in India, 2004 - 2008
Figure 14 WiMAX Subscriber Growth in India, 1Q 2008 - 1Q 2009
Figure 15 WiMAX Technology and Spectrum by Subscriber Base in India, 1Q 2009
Figure 16 Tata Communications' WiMAX Subscriber Base, 1Q 2008 - 1Q 2009

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