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India - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

  • October 2015
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 226 pages

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the developments and trends in telecommunications, Internet and digital media markets in India. Subjects covered include:
Key Statistics;
Market Overviews;
Major Players (fixed and mobile);
Infrastructure development national and international;
Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
Internet, including VoIP;
Broadband development;
Convergence and Digital Media;
Regulatory Environment.

Researcher:- Peter Evans
Current publication date:- April 2008 (14th Edition)
Next publication date:- April 2009

Table Of Contents

India - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband
1. Key statistics
1.1 Country overview
1.1.1 Background
1.1.2 Economy
1.1.3 2G scandal
2. Telecommunications market
2.1 Overview
2.2 Digital India
2.3 Spectrum auction March 2015
2.4 Foreign investment
2.5 Universal service
3. Regulatory environment
3.1 Overview
3.2 Telecommunications authorities
3.2.1 Ministry for Communications (MoC)
3.2.2 Department of Telecommunications (DoT)
3.2.3 Telecom Commission
3.2.4 Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
3.2.5 Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)
3.2.6 Telecom Sector Ombudsman (TSO)
3.2.7 Communications Commission of India (CCI)
3.3 Licensing circles
3.4 Regulatory developments
3.4.1 Overview
3.4.2 Regulatory developments - 2015
3.4.3 Regulatory developments - 2014
3.4.4 Blackberry
3.5 National Telecom Policies
3.5.1 National Telecom Policies 1999 (NTP-99)
3.5.2 Addendum to NTP-99
3.5.3 New National Telecom Policy
3.5.4 National Broadband Policy 2004
3.5.5 Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)
3.5.6 12th Five Year Plan (2012 2017)
3.6 National security
3.6.1 Import of Chinese telecom equipment
4. Major operators
4.1 Major operators in India
4.1.1 Market overview
4.1.2 Unified Access Service Licences (UASL)
4.1.3 Mergers and acquisitions
4.1.4 BSNL/MTNL
4.2 Operator and market statistics
4.2.1 Mobile market
4.2.2 Fixed-line market
4.3 Aircel
4.4 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
4.4.1 Overview
4.4.2 Mobile business
4.4.3 Fixed-line business
4.4.4 Broadband business
4.5 Bharti Airtel
4.5.1 Overview
4.5.2 Financials
4.5.3 Corporate structure
4.5.4 Mobile business
4.5.5 Fixed-line and broadband businesses
4.5.6 International businesses
4.6 Hughes Telecom
4.7 Idea Cellular
4.7.1 Overview
4.7.2 Financials
4.7.3 Background
4.7.4 Corporate structure
4.7.5 3G development
4.7.6 4G / LTE
4.8 Loop Mobile
4.8.1 Overview
4.8.2 Bharti Airtel's proposed buy out
4.8.3 Deactivation of Loop's network
4.8.4 Background
4.9 Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
4.9.1 Overview
4.9.2 Corporate structure
4.9.3 Mobile business
4.9.4 Fixed-line and broadband business
4.10 Quadrant
4.11 Reliance Communications
4.11.1 Overview
4.11.2 Financials
4.11.3 Corporate structure
4.11.4 Mobile business
4.11.5 Fixed-line business
4.11.6 International business
4.12 Reliance Jio Infocomm
4.13 Sistema
4.13.1 Overview
4.13.2 Mobile business
4.13.3 Fixed-line business
4.14 Tata Teleservices
4.14.1 Overview
4.14.2 Corporate structure
4.14.3 Mobile business
4.14.4 Fixed-line business
4.14.5 International business: Tata Communications
4.15 Telewings (formerly Uninor)
4.15.1 Overview
4.15.2 Problems following 2G licence cancellation
4.16 Videocon
4.17 Vodafone
4.17.1 Overview
4.17.2 Tax dispute
4.17.3 Financials
4.17.4 Corporate background
4.17.5 Operational background
4.17.6 Strategic development
4.17.7 3G
4.17.8 4G / LTE
4.17.9 Fixed-line business
4.18 Other operators and service providers
4.18.1 Mobile operators
4.18.2 MVNO market
4.18.3 Fixed network operators
4.18.4 Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
4.18.5 Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)
4.19 Former operators
4.19.1 Etisalat DB Telecom (Swan Telecom)
4.19.2 Spice Telecom
4.19.3 S Tel
5. Telecommunications infrastructure
5.1 National infrastructure
5.1.1 Overview
5.1.2 Statistics
5.1.3 Forecasts - fixed-line subscribers 2015; 2017; 2020
5.1.4 Background to network development
5.1.5 Infrastructure sharing
5.1.6 Rural and regional networks
5.1.7 Fibre optic cable projects
5.1.8 National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)
5.1.9 Wireless Local Loop (WLL) - background
5.2 Infrastructure developments
5.2.1 IP networks
5.2.2 Next Generation Networks (NGN)
5.3 International infrastructure
5.3.1 Background
5.3.2 Interconnect agreements
5.3.3 India-Pakistan
5.3.4 International service disruption
5.3.5 Submarine cable networks
5.3.6 Satellite communications
6. Internet market
6.1 Overview
6.2 Internet statistics
6.3 Forecasts- internet services 2015; 2017: 2020
6.4 Aspects of the internet market
6.4.1 Internet of Things (IoT)
6.4.2 Smart cities
6.4.3 Investment in IT infrastructure
6.4.4 E-medicine
6.4.5 IPv4/IPv6
6.4.6 Cloud services
6.4.7 Data centres
6.5 Regulatory issues
6.5.1 Internet policy: background
6.5.2 Internet policy: development
6.5.3 National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)
6.5.4 Control of the internet in India
6.5.5 International connectivity
6.6 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
6.6.1 Foreign Exchange transactions
7. Broadband market
7.1 Broadband networks and services
7.1.1 Overview
7.1.2 Background
7.1.3 Broadband statistics
7.1.4 National Broadband Policy
7.1.5 National Broadband Plan
7.1.6 Broadband technologies
7.1.7 Satellite
8. Digital media
8.1 Broadcasting Market
8.1.1 Overview
8.1.2 TV piracy
8.1.3 Digital media
8.1.4 Market statistics
8.1.5 Regulatory issues
8.2 TV and the transition to digital
8.2.1 Overview
8.2.2 Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
8.2.3 Pay TV
8.2.4 Cable TV
8.2.5 Satellite TV
8.2.6 Major cable and pay TV operators
8.2.7 Free-to-Air TV
9. Mobile communications
9.1 Overview of India's mobile market
9.2 Slowing subscriber growth
9.3 Improved regulatory environment - 2014
9.4 Mobile statistics
9.5 Forecasts - Mobile services 2015; 2017; 2020
9.6 Mobile handset / smartphone / tablet market
9.6.1 Overview
9.6.2 Background
9.7 Mobile market - geographic segments
9.8 Development issues
9.8.1 Tariffs changes for mobile broadband
9.8.2 Roaming charges
9.8.3 Spectrum allocations and spectrum auctions
9.8.4 Rural expansion
9.9 Regulatory issues
9.9.1 Background
9.9.2 Regulatory developments - 2015
9.9.3 Spectrum auction March 2015
9.10 One nation, one number'
9.11 2G corruption scandal
9.11.1 Allegations
9.11.2 Cancelled licences
9.11.3 Charges
9.11.4 Court decision, appeal and aftermath
9.11.5 CBI Report April 2015
9.12 Re-auctioning of 2G spectrum
9.12.1 Preparation for re-auctioning
9.12.2 Re-auctioning of 2G spectrum November 2012
9.12.3 Re-auctioning of 2G spectrum March 2013
9.12.4 Pre the 2G licence re-auction February 2014
9.12.5 Re-auctioning of 2G spectrum February 2014
9.13 Mobile technologies
9.13.1 Overview of mobile technologies used in India
9.13.2 GSM
9.13.3 CDMA
9.13.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
9.13.5 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
9.13.6 Voice-over-Long Term Evolution (VoLTE)
9.14 Mobile voice services
9.14.1 Prepaid
9.15 Mobile data services
9.15.1 Market overview
9.15.2 Short Message Service (SMS)
9.15.3 i-mode
9.15.4 BlackBerry
9.15.5 Mobile TV
9.15.6 Mobile content
Table 1 Country statistics India 2015
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2013
Table 3 Telephone network statistics March 2015
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2014
Table 5 Broadband statistics March 2015
Table 6 Mobile statistics March 2015
Table 7 National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 India's GDP real growth rate 2006 - 2016
Table 9 Fixed-line services versus mobile services and penetration March 2015
Table 10 Foreign Direct Investment in telecom sector 2004 - 2014
Table 11 Telephone services to villages March 2015
Table 12 Historical - Number of telecom licences issued by category 2007 - 2008
Table 13 Number of telecom licences issued by category 2013
Table 14 Mobile operators and subscribers 2014
Table 15 Mobile operators - subscribers and annual change 2013
Table 16 Mobile operators subscribers and market share 2014
Table 17 GSM mobile operators, subscribers and market share 2014
Table 18 CDMA mobile operators, subscribers and market share 2014
Table 19 Overall mobile ARPU 2005 - 2014
Table 20 Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2014
Table 21 Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2013
Table 22 Mobile ARPU (blended) for selected operators March 2013
Table 23 Fixed-line subscribers by operator 2010 - 2014
Table 24 Aircel mobile subscribers 2004 - 2015
Table 25 BSNL mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 26 BSNL fixed-line subscribers 2002; 2012 - 2015
Table 27 Bharti Airtel mobile subscribers 2002 - 2015
Table 28 Bharti Airtel mobile ARPU 2004 - 2005; 2007 - 2015
Table 29 Bharti fixed-line subscribers 2002 - 2015
Table 30 Idea Cellular mobile subscribers 2002 - 2015
Table 31 Idea Cellular 3G mobile subscribers 2013 - 2015
Table 32 Idea Cellular mobile ARPU 2007 2011; 2013 - 2015
Table 33 Historical - Loop Mobile (BPL) mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 34 MTNL mobile subscribers 2002 - 2015
Table 35 MTNL fixed-line subscribers 2004; 2007; 2010 - 2015
Table 36 Quadrant mobile subscribers 2012 - 2015
Table 37 Quadrant fixed-line subscribers 2012 - 2015
Table 38 Reliance mobile subscribers 2002 - 2015
Table 39 Reliance 3G subscribers 2012 - 2015
Table 40 Reliance mobile ARPU 2007 - 2015
Table 41 Reliance fixed-line subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 42 Sistema mobile subscribers 2008 - 2015
Table 43 Sistema fixed-line subscribers 2010 - 2015
Table 44 Tata Teleservices mobile subscribers 2002 - 2015
Table 45 Tata fixed-line subscribers 2011 - 2015
Table 46 Telewings (formerly Uninor) mobile subscribers 2009 - 2015
Table 47 Videocon mobile subscribers 2010 - 2015
Table 48 Vodafone mobile subscribers 2002 2015
Table 49 Vodafone 3G mobile subscribers 2014 - 2015
Table 50 Vodafone - mobile ARPU 2008 - 2015
Table 51 Vodafone fixed-line subscribers 2011 - 2015
Table 52 Number of licensed ISPs 2002 2003; 2005; 2008 - 2013
Table 53 ISP market leading operators, subscribers and market share 2014
Table 54 VSAT service providers, subscribers and market share March 2015
Table 55 Historical - Etisalat mobile subscribers 2010 - 2012
Table 56 Historical - Spice Telecom mobile subscribers 2002 - 2008
Table 57 Historical - S Tel mobile subscribers 2009 - 2012
Table 58 Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity 2005 - 2015
Table 59 Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity (historical) 1995 - 2005
Table 60 Fixed-line subscribers and market share by operator 2014
Table 61 Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration rates 2015; 2017; 2020
Table 62 Growth of VPT scheme 2001 - 2015
Table 63 PCOs in operation 2003 2004; 2007 - 2015
Table 64 PCOs in operation and market share by operator 2014
Table 65 Historical - Fixed WLL subscribers 2004 - 2006
Table 66 Internet users 1995 - 2015
Table 67 Historical - Fixed internet subscribers and penetration 1995 - 2005
Table 68 Fixed internet subscribers and penetration 2006 - 2015
Table 69 Dial-up internet subscribers 2007 - 2013
Table 70 Internet household penetration 2005 - 2015
Table 71 International internet bandwidth 2000 - 2015
Table 72 Forecast fixed internet subscribers 2015; 2017; 2020
Table 73 Fixed broadband subscribers 2001 - 2015
Table 74 Fixed broadband subscribers - market share by access type 2014
Table 75 Fixed broadband subscribers and households March 2015
Table 76 Mobile broadband subscribers 2007 - 2015
Table 77 DSL subscribers 2001 - 2014
Table 78 Cable modem subscribers 2001 - 2014
Table 79 FttX subscribers 2010 - 2014
Table 80 - Broadcasting market overview - 2014
Table 81 Cable and TV households 1995 - 2014
Table 82 Total TV industry estimated revenue 2000 - 2014
Table 83 Pay TV subscribers by technology 2003- 2014
Table 84 Number of channels carried by cable operators 2011 - 2014
Table 85 DTH subscribers 2008 - 2015
Table 86 Overview of India's mobile market 2012 - 2015
Table 87 Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration 2006 - 2015
Table 88 Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) 2002 - 2015
Table 89 GSM mobile subscribers and annual change 1997 - 2015
Table 90 Mobile penetration in urban and rural areas 2007; 2009 - 2015
Table 91 Mobile services revenue 1996 - 2014
Table 92 Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2014
Table 93 Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2013
Table 94 Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) 2005 - 2015
Table 95 Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2017; 2020
Table 96 GSM mobile subscribers by region/circle 2012 2014
Table 97 GSM ARPU 2003 - 2015
Table 98 GSM ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended March 2015
Table 99 GSM mobile operators, subscribers and market share March 2015
Table 100 GSM ARPU by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2014
Table 101 GSM ARPU by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2013
Table 102 CDMA mobile operators, subscribers and market share 2014
Table 103 CDMA mobile operators, subscribers and market share 2013
Table 104 CDMA ARPU 2003 - 2015
Table 105 CDMA ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2013
Table 106 CDMA ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2013
Table 107 3G auction (2010): Number of licences and total fees paid by operators
Table 108 Prepaid mobile subscribers: share of total market 2003 - 2014
Table 109 SMS traffic by technology and subscriber 2011 - 2014
Chart 1 - Mobile operators and subscribers - 2013
Chart 2 - Mobile operators' market share by subscribers 2014
Chart 3 Market share of fixed-line basic services by operator 2014
Chart 4 - ISP market - leading operators, subscribers and market share - 2014
Chart 5 - Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity 2005 - 2015
Chart 6 - Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity (historical) 1995 - 2005
Chart 7 - PCOs in operation and market share by operator - 2014
Chart 8 Fixed internet subscribers and penetration 2006 2015
Chart 9 - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2005-2015
Chart 10 - Fixed broadband market share by access type - 2014
Chart 11 - DSL subscribers 2005-2014
Chart 12 - Cable modem subscribers - 2001-2013
Chart 13 Cable and TV households and TV industry revenue: 2004 - 2014
Chart 14 - Pay TV subscribers by technology 2005-2014
Chart 15 - Mobile subscribers and penetration 2006 - 2015
Chart 16 - Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) - 2002-2015
Chart 17 - GSM mobile subscribers and annual change - 2005-2015
Chart 18 - Mobile penetration urban and rural - 2007; 2009-2015
Chart 19 - Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) - 2005-2015
Chart 20 GSM mobile operator market share 2015
Chart 21 CDMA mobile operator market share 2013
Exhibit 1 Fixed-line basic services by operator 2014
Exhibit 2 Major shareholders in Bharti Airtel March 2015
Exhibit 3 Bharti Airtel mobile operations - key statistics
Exhibit 4 Idea Cellular mobile operations - key statistics
Exhibit 5 Reliance Communications linked with Reliance Industries Ltd
Exhibit 6 Reliance Communications mobile operations - key statistics
Exhibit 7 Tata Teleservices mobile operations - key statistics
Exhibit 8 Vodafone mobile operations - key statistics
Exhibit 9 International submarine cable systems with landing points in India
Exhibit 10 ISRO satellite network
Exhibit 11 Schedule for migration to Digital Addressable Cable TV System (DAS) 2012 - 2014
Exhibit 12 Broadcasting Standard and major broadcasters
Exhibit 13 Information on FTA turned Pay and New Pay Channels
Exhibit 14 Overview of major channels available to consumers in India
Exhibit 15 Operators issued DTH licences March 2015
Exhibit 16 Operators / licences affected by 2G licensing process cancellation February 2012
Exhibit 17 CDMA 3G commercial deployment in India
Exhibit 18 3G auction results: Service area licences by operator 2010

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