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This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in India's telecommunications market. The report analyses the Telecoms Infrastructure, mobile, fixed broadband, Digital Media and Digital Economy sectors.

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 cloud computing, especially cloud computing continues to grow.

India's 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.

India's fixed broadband market remains highly underdeveloped due to the dominance of the mobile platform and in turn by the uptake of mobile broadband. Fixed broadband penetration is expected to grow at a moderate rate over the next five years to 2024 from this very small base.

Newcomer Reliance Jio began offering its home broadband service, one of four engines of connectivity revenue for Jio, the other three being nationwide IoT, enterprise broadband and broadband for small and medium businesses.

The digital economy will help the country align to its goals of expanding the wider Indian economy as well as enhancing jobs. Sectors such as communications, including telecoms, IT services, eCommerce, FinTech and electronics manufacturing, are growing at a good pace, and in the coming years, these sectors will expand further contributing to the country's digital economic growth.

The Department of Electronics & Information Technology of India published its Internet of Things policy estimating the IoT industry in India will grow very strongly. Focus areas include agriculture, health, water quality, natural disasters, transportation, security, automobile, supply chain management and smart cities.

India's mobile market dominates the local telecom sector with its large subscriber base and revenue numbers, as well as the huge capital investment by operators. It has continued to be a highly competitive market in which a large number of providers have been battling to increase market share.

India's mobile market has experienced very strong growth over the last six years. The market remains highly competitive, but rather than a focus only on growth in subscribers the market is shifting to value-added. The roll-out of 4G / LTE services is driving a significant shift to mobile data services across the country.

Particularly strong growth was seen as newcomer Reliance Jio aggressively entered the market, initially with a free data offering. This has seen a sharp drop in ARPU amongst most mobile operators and a sharp loss of subscribers by some operators. The subsequent price war in the mobile sector intensified further and has severely hampered RCOM's business in particular, with its subscriber base nearly entirely wiped out.

Slower growth is predicted over the next five years to 2024. The market will be constrained from higher growth due to very strong local competition and an increasingly saturated mobile market.

Mobile broadband penetration has grown strongly in India over the past few years, driven by a strong and growing mobile subscriber base and strong adoption of 4G LTE services. Further strong growth is predicted over the few years, driven by further adoption of 4G and soon 5G services, particularly as the penetration rate, is well below a number of other nations.

India has taken initial steps towards the eventual rollout of 5G services. and has announced plans to establish a 5G corridor in New Delhi as part of its testing of the technology.

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
  • India's telecom industry is expected to see a major expansion of its network infrastructure during the 2019 to 2022 period
  • India has taken initial steps towards the eventual rollout of 5G services
  • BSNL has partnered with Ciena to conduct field trials of 5G technology
  • Mobile broadband penetration has grown strongly in India
  • Fixed broadband penetration is expected to grow at a moderate rate over the next five years to 2024

Key Topics Covered:

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

5.10 Data Centres

5.11 IT Specific Developments

5.12 Smart Infrastructure

6 Broadband market

6.1 Introduction and Statistical Overview

6.2 Fixed Broadband Service Providers

6.3 Fixed Broadband Technologies

7 Digital economy

7.1 Overview

7.2 e-Payments

7.3 e-Education

7.4 Smart meters

8 Digital media

8.1 Broadcasting Market

9 Mobile communications

9.1 Market Overview and Analysis

9.2 Mobile Statistics

9.3 Regulatory Issues

9.4 Mobile Infrastructure

9.5 Major Mobile Operators

Companies Mentioned

  • Aircel
  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Bharti Telenet
  • Loop Mobile (BPL Mobile)
  • Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL)
  • Reliance Communications
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJI)
  • S Tel
  • Sistema (Shyam Telelink)
  • Spectra
  • Swan Telecom
  • Tata Teleservices
  • Videocon
  • Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL)
  • Vodafone Idea

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/z2qsv5

Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager

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