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India - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

  • July 2014
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 220 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, Broadband and Forecasts
1. Key Statistics
1.1 Country overview
1.1.1 Background
1.1.2 Economy
1.1.3 Red tape and local testing policy
1.1.4 2G scandal
2. Telecommunications Market
2.1 Overview
2.2 Competition and prices
2.3 Value Added Services (VAS)
2.4 Third Generation (3G) auction
2.5 WiMAX/wireless broadband spectrum auction
2.6 Foreign investment
2.7 Universal service
3. Regulatory Environment
3.1 Telecommunications authorities
3.1.1 Ministry for Communications (MoC)
3.1.2 Department of Telecommunications (DoT)
3.1.3 Telecom Commission
3.1.4 Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
3.1.5 Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)
3.1.6 Telecom Sector Ombudsman (TSO)
3.1.7 Communications Commission of India (CCI)
3.2 Licensing circles
3.3 Regulatory developments
3.3.1 Overview
3.3.2 Mobile phone taxes
3.3.3 Planned spectrum auctions
3.3.4 Operators fighting TDSAT decision
3.3.5 Broadband speed
3.3.6 Cartel allegations rejected
3.3.7 Mobile intercept rules
3.3.8 Nokia tax disputes
3.3.9 Value Added Services (VAS)
3.3.10 Blackberry
3.3.11 Subscriber Local Dialling (SLD)
3.3.12 Spectrum fees
3.3.13 Spectrum sharing
3.3.14 Local content' rules
3.3.15 Censorship issues
3.3.16 Spectrum policy shift - 2011
3.3.17 Tariffs
3.3.18 The Blackberry privacy case
3.4 National Telecom Policies
3.4.1 National Telecom Policies 1999 (NTP-99)
3.4.2 Addendum to NTP-99
3.4.3 New National Telecom Policy
3.4.4 National Broadband Policy 2004
3.4.5 Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)
3.4.6 12th Five Year Plan (2012 2017)
3.5 National security
3.5.1 Import of Chinese telecom equipment
4. Major Operators
4.1 Market overview
4.2 Unified Access Service Licences (UASL)
4.3 Mergers and acquisitions
4.4 BSNL/MTNL
4.5 Operator and market statistics
4.5.1 Mobile market
4.5.2 Fixed-line market
4.6 Aircel
4.7 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
4.7.1 Overview
4.7.2 Mobile business
4.7.3 Fixed-line business
4.7.4 Broadband business
4.8 Bharti Airtel
4.8.1 Overview
4.8.2 Financials
4.8.3 Corporate structure
4.8.4 Mobile business
4.8.5 Fixed-line and broadband businesses
4.8.6 International businesses
4.9 Data Access
4.10 Hughes Telecom
4.11 Idea Cellular
4.11.1 Overview
4.11.2 Financials
4.11.3 Background
4.11.4 Corporate structure
4.11.5 3G development
4.12 Loop Mobile (formerly BPL Mobile)
4.12.1 Overview
4.12.2 Background
4.13 Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
4.13.1 Overview
4.13.2 Corporate structure
4.13.3 Mobile business
4.13.4 Fixed-line and broadband business
4.14 Quadrant
4.15 Reliance Communications
4.15.1 Overview
4.15.2 Financials
4.15.3 Corporate structure
4.15.4 Mobile business
4.15.5 Fixed-line business
4.15.6 International business
4.16 Reliance Jio Infocomm
4.17 Sistema
4.17.1 Overview
4.17.2 Mobile business
4.17.3 Fixed-line business
4.18 Tata Teleservices
4.18.1 Overview
4.18.2 Corporate structure
4.18.3 Mobile business
4.18.4 Fixed-line business
4.18.5 International business: Tata Communications
4.19 Telewings (formerly Uninor)
4.19.1 Overview
4.19.2 Problems following 2G licence cancellation
4.20 Videocon
4.21 Vodafone
4.21.1 Overview
4.21.2 Corporate structure
4.21.3 Tax dispute
4.21.4 Background
4.21.5 Strategic development
4.21.6 3G plans
4.22 Other operators and service providers
4.22.1 Mobile operators
4.22.2 Fixed network operators
4.22.3 Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
4.22.4 Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)
4.23 Former operators
4.23.1 Etisalat DB Telecom (Swan Telecom)
4.23.2 Spice Telecom
4.23.3 S Tel
5. Telecommunications Infrastructure
5.1 National infrastructure
5.1.1 Overview
5.1.2 Statistics
5.1.3 Background to network development
5.1.4 Infrastructure sharing
5.1.5 Rural and regional networks
5.1.6 Fibre optic cable projects
5.1.7 National optical fibre network
5.1.8 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
6.2.1 Growth issues
6.3 Aspects of the internet market
6.3.1 E-medicine
6.3.2 IPv4/IPv6
6.3.3 Cloud services
6.4 Regulatory issues
6.4.1 Internet policy: background
6.4.2 Internet policy: development
6.4.3 National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)
6.4.4 Control of the internet in India
6.4.5 International connectivity
6.5 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
6.5.1 Foreign Exchange transactions
7. Broadband Market
7.1 Overview
7.2 Background
7.3 Broadband statistics
7.4 National Broadband Policy
7.4.1 Implementation of National Broadband Policy
7.5 National Broadband Plan
7.6 Broadband technologies
7.6.1 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
7.6.2 Cable modem
7.6.3 Wireless broadband
7.6.4 WiMAX
7.6.5 WiMAX spectrum auctions
7.6.6 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
7.6.7 Mobile wireless
7.7 Satellite
8. Digital Media
8.1 Overview
8.2 Digital media
8.3 Market statistics
8.4 Regulatory issues
8.4.1 Background
8.4.2 Cable Television Networks (Amendment) Bill
8.4.3 Convergence Bill 2001
8.4.4 Foreign investment
8.4.5 Conditional Access System (CAS)
8.4.6 Viacom Network18 joint venture
8.5 TV and the transition to digital
8.5.1 Overview
8.5.2 Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
8.5.3 Pay TV
8.5.4 Cable TV
8.5.5 Satellite TV
8.5.6 Major cable and pay TV operators
8.5.7 Free-to-Air TV
9. Mobile Communications
9.1 Overview of India's mobile market
9.2 Improved regulatory environment - 2014
9.3 Dramatic drop in mobile subscribers - 2012
9.4 Mobile statistics
9.5 Mobile handset / smartphone / tablet market
9.6 Mobile market - geographic segments
9.7 Development issues
9.7.1 Reporting of revenue
9.7.2 Tariffs for wireless broadband
9.7.3 Spectrum allocations and spectrum auctions
9.7.4 Rural expansion
9.8 Regulatory issues
9.8.1 Background
9.8.2 Regulatory developments in 2013
9.8.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
9.8.4 Regulatory developments in 2012
9.9 2G corruption scandal
9.9.1 Allegations
9.9.2 Cancelled licences
9.9.3 Charges
9.9.4 Court decision, appeal and aftermath
9.10 Preparation for re-auctioning of 2G spectrum
9.11 Re-auctioning of 2G spectrum
9.12 Mobile technologies
9.12.1 Overview of mobile technologies used in India
9.12.2 GSM
9.12.3 CDMA
9.12.4 Third Generation (3G) mobile
9.12.5 Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
9.12.6 Voice-over-Long Term Evolution (VoLTE)
9.13 Mobile voice services
9.13.1 Prepaid
9.14 Mobile data services
9.14.1 Market overview
9.14.2 Short Message Service (SMS)
9.14.3 i-mode
9.14.4 BlackBerry
9.14.5 Mobile TV
9.14.6 Mobile content
10. Forecasts
10.1 Forecasts - fixed-line services 2015; 2020
10.2 Forecasts- internet services 2015; 2020
10.3 Forecasts - Mobile services 2015; 2020

Tables and Charts
Table 1 Country statistics India 2013
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2011
Table 3 Telephone network statistics March 2014
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2013
Table 5 Broadband statistics March 2014
Table 6 Mobile statistics March 2014
Table 7 National telecommunications authorities
Table 8 India's GDP real growth rate 2006 - 2015
Table 9 Fixed-line services versus mobile services and penetration March 2014
Table 10 Foreign Direct Investment in telecom sector 2004 - 2014
Table 11 Telephone services to villages 2013
Table 12 Number of telecom licences issued by category 2007 - 2008
Table 13 Number of telecom licences issued by category November 2013
Table 14 Mobile operators and subscribers 2013
Table 15 Mobile operators and subscribers 2012
Table 16 Total mobile subscribers (GSM / CDMA) by operator and market share 2013
Table 17 GSM mobile operators, subscribers and market share 2013
Table 18 CDMA mobile operators, subscribers and market share 2013
Table 19 Overall mobile ARPU 2005 - 2012
Table 20 Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2012
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 2009 - 2013
Table 24 Aircel mobile subscribers 2004 - 2014
Table 25 BSNL mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 26 BSNL fixed-line subscribers 2002; 2012 - 2013
Table 27 Bharti Airtel mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 28 Bharti Airtel mobile ARPU 2004 - 2005; 2007 - 2014
Table 29 Bharti fixed-line subscribers 2002 - 2013
Table 30 Idea Cellular mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 31 Idea Cellular 3G mobile subscribers 2013
Table 32 Idea Cellular mobile ARPU 2007 2011; 2013
Table 33 Loop Mobile (BPL) mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 34 MTNL mobile subscribers 2002 - 2014
Table 35 MTNL fixed-line subscribers 2004; 2007; 2010 - 2013
Table 36 Quadrant mobile subscribers 2012 - 2013
Table 37 Quadrant fixed-line subscribers 2012 - 2013
Table 38 Reliance mobile subscribers 2002 - 2013
Table 39 Reliance mobile ARPU 2007 - 2013
Table 40 Reliance fixed-line subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 41 Sistema mobile subscribers 2008 - 2013
Table 42 Sistema fixed-line subscribers 2010 - 2013
Table 43 Tata Teleservices mobile subscribers 2002 - 2013
Table 44 Tata fixed-line subscribers 2011 - 2013
Table 45 Telewings (formerly Uninor) mobile subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 46 Videocon mobile subscribers 2010 - 2014
Table 47 Vodafone Essar mobile subscribers 2002 2014
Table 48 Vodafone Essar mobile ARPU 2008 - 2013
Table 49 Number of licensed ISPs 2002 2003; 2005; 2008 - 2013
Table 50 ISP market leading operators, subscribers and market share 2012
Table 51 ISP market top 10 operators, subscribers and market share 2013
Table 52 VSAT service providers, subscribers and market share 2013
Table 53 Etisalat mobile subscribers 2010 - 2012
Table 54 Spice Telecom mobile subscribers 2002 - 2008
Table 55 S Tel mobile subscribers 2009 - 2012
Table 56 Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity 2005 - 2014
Table 57 Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity (historical) 1995 - 2005
Table 58 Fixed-line subscribers and market share by operator 2013
Table 59 Growth of VPT scheme 2001 - 2013
Table 60 PCOs in operation 2003 2004; 2007 - 2013
Table 61 PCOs in operation and market share by operator 2013
Table 62 Fixed WLL subscribers (historical) 2004 - 2006
Table 63 Internet users 1995 - 2014
Table 64 Fixed internet subscribers and penetration 1995 - 2014
Table 65 Fixed internet subscribers by access type 2012
Table 66 Dial-up internet subscribers 2007 - 2013
Table 67 International internet bandwidth 2000 - 2014
Table 68 Fixed broadband subscribers 2001 - 2014
Table 69 Fixed broadband subscribers - market share by access type 2012
Table 70 Fixed broadband subscribers and households March 2014
Table 71 Mobile broadband subscribers 2007 - 2014
Table 72 India - Broadband and internet subscriber targets 2005; 2007; 2010
Table 73 DSL subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 74 Cable modem subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 75 - Broadcasting market overview - 2013
Table 76 Cable and TV households 1995 - 2013
Table 77 Total TV industry revenue 2000 - 2013
Table 78 Pay TV subscribers by technology 2003- 2013
Table 79 Number of channels carried by cable operators 2010 - 2013
Table 80 DTH subscribers 2008 - 2013
Table 81 Overview of India's mobile market 2011 - 2014
Table 82 Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration 2006 - 2014
Table 83 Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) 2002 - 2014
Table 84 GSM mobile subscribers and annual change 1997 - 2014
Table 85 Mobile penetration in urban and rural areas 2007; 2009 - 2014
Table 86 Mobile services revenue 1996 - 2013
Table 87 Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2012
Table 88 Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2013
Table 89 Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) 2005 - 2013
Table 90 GSM mobile subscribers by region/circle 2012 2014
Table 91 GSM ARPU 2003 - 2013
Table 92 GSM ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2013
Table 93 GSM mobile operators, subscribers and market share 2013
Table 94 GSM ARPU by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2012
Table 95 GSM ARPU by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2013
Table 96 CDMA mobile operators, subscribers and market share 2013
Table 97 CDMA ARPU 2003 - 2013
Table 98 CDMA ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended 2013
Table 99 3G auction (2010): Number of licences and total fees paid by operators
Table 100 Prepaid mobile subscribers: share of total market 2003 - 2013
Table 101 SMS traffic by technology and subscriber 2011 - 2013
Table 102 Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration rates 2015; 2020
Table 103 Forecast fixed internet subscribers 2015; 2020
Table 104 Forecast mobile subscribers 2015; 2020
Chart 1 - Mobile operators and subscribers - 2013
Chart 2 - Mobile operators' market share by subscribers 2013
Chart 3 Market share of fixed-line basic services by operator 2013
Chart 4 - ISP market - leading operators, subscribers and market share - 2013
Chart 5 - Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity 2005 - 2014
Chart 6 - Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity (historical) 1995 - 2005
Chart 7 - PCOs in operation and market share by operator - 2013
Chart 8 Fixed internet subscribers and penetration 2000 2014
Chart 9 - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2005-2014
Chart 10 - Fixed broadband market share by access type - 2012
Chart 11 - DSL subscribers 2005-2013
Chart 12 - Cable modem subscribers - 2001-2013
Chart 13 Cable and TV households and TV industry revenue: 2000 - 2013
Chart 14 - Pay TV subscribers by technology 2003-2013
Chart 15 - Mobile subscribers and penetration 2006 - 2014
Chart 16 - Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) - 2002-2014
Chart 17 - GSM mobile subscribers and annual change - 2000-2014
Chart 18 - Mobile penetration urban and rural - 2007; 2009-2014
Chart 19 - Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) - 2005-2013
Chart 20 GSM mobile operator market share 2013
Chart 21 CDMA mobile operator market share 2013
Exhibit 1 Fixed-line basic services by operator 2013
Exhibit 2 Major shareholders in Bharti Airtel April 2012
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 2013
Exhibit 6 Reliance Communications mobile operations - key statistics
Exhibit 7 Tata Teleservices mobile operations - key statistics
Exhibit 8 Vodafone Essar mobile operations - key statistics
Exhibit 9 International submarine cable systems with landing points in India - 2012
Exhibit 10 ISRO satellite network September 2012
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 December 2013
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 May 2010

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