This summary report document is a word document format of the much larger report that Analysys Mason and IAMAI have prepared. The detailed report is available for purchase on IAMAI’s website – www.iamai.in and is an
in-depth guide to each of the specific sub-segments within the mobile value added services ecosystem.
Dr. Subho Ray, President IAMAI stated, " This is the first ever study in India which charts the evolution of the mobile value added services industry, maps the future growth potential and makes practical suggestions on what needs to be done by various stakeholders set this industry on a ‘take off’ mode. We are confident that this will become the industry's guide for the next 10 years"
This report has focused on the following:
• The Indian Mobile VAS Opportunity
• Policy and Market Enablers
• Key Trends in the Mobile VAS industry in India
• Key Growth Areas in Services and Applications
• Mobile VAS Industry Growth Forecasts
Profiles of the report sponsors are also included at the end of the report, along with profiles of 40 leading players in the Mobile VAS value chain.
The key findings of the report are as follows:
• Carriers are increasingly focusing on non-voice services to drive revenue growth as voice services become commoditized. During the next five years, VAS ARPU will increase by 48%, which will compensate for the 14% decline in voice ARPU. As a result, overall ARPU will stabilize and decline by only 4.5% between 2011 and 2015.
• Mobile data will emerge as the next ‘killer application’, accounting for 32% of total incremental wireless revenue – primarily driven by the latent demand for connectivity, which wireline broadband has been unable to address because of availability issues.
• Mobile commerce will represent an INR20 billion revenue opportunity by 2015.
• Utility services that can provide a scalable, technology-enabled solution to issues around access to information, opportunity and infrastructure (for example, healthcare, education and agricultural/husbandry advice) can add significant value and, as a result, enhance the value proposition for users – particularly those in rural areas.
• Mobile video has been promoted as the key differentiator on 3G networks, but the limited amount of allocated spectrum (5MHz) and associated capacity constraints will limit video-based services in specific segments and geographies.