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Growth in telecom sector has enabled telecom equipment companies to flourish in India
Netscribes Inc. launches a report on the Telecom Equipment Market in India 2013 covering a market with
strong growth potential. It is a part of Netscribes’ Telecommunications Series.
Mumbai, India – July 08, 2013 – Global market intelligence firm, Netscribes, Inc. has released its latest
report on the ‘Telecom Equipment Market in India 2013’. Although Chinese and European telecom
equipments dominate the market in India at present, the Government of India is actively encouraging
domestic operation and manufacturing facilitates with incentives.
The report states that India holds immense opportunities for telecom equipment products. The country is
in fact one of the world’s fastest‐growing telecom markets and houses a mammoth wireless subscriber
base that is served by a number of wireless network operators and other service providers. Also, India
being a major IT and ITeS hub, there are significant number of companies dependent on telecom
products. These have generated considerable level of demand for telecom equipment in the country.
However, the Indian telecom equipment market is largely dependent on import. Domestic production of
the same has been negligible as compared to import of foreign products. Chinese and European
companies, leveraging on this deficiency, are catering to the needs of the country with a wide range of
telecom equipments at competitive price points.
However, the Government of India has realized the essentiality of domestic production of telecom
equipment and has come up with a number of policies and perks to enhance the production of the same
within the country. Apart from allowing 100% FDI for telecom equipment manufacturing, the
government is also setting up telecom centers of excellence across India to promote domestic
manufacturing. In 2012, the Union Cabinet approved INR 100 billion as financial support for the
development of electronic manufacturing clusters. Recently, an additional INR 100 billion was approved
to promote large scale manufacturing in India. This presents the best time for mobile accessory
manufacturing companies to set up units in India. On the export front, India is gradually picking up pace,
principally with export of mobile handsets.
Rapid growth in telecom subscriber base, and introduction of 3G and 4G services induce telecom
equipment requirements across the country. With the ever rising usage of 3G services and adoption of
4G technology, the need of telecom equipment will only rise as service providers enhance their capability
to handle more users and service requests from across the country and beyond.
Furthermore, IPv4 to IPv6 migration is being carried‐out in phases which require service providers across
India to adopt IPv6 compliant telecom equipment. Significant demand for telecom equipment will be
created by the same in the coming years as service providers and stakeholders embrace the new internet
protocol to achieve compatibility.
However, foreign telecom equipment manufacturers face heat from Indian security agencies over
probabilities of threats to their products. This creates opportunity for telecom equipment companies
having manufacturing facilities in India.
Telecommunication in India being one of the prime support services essential for rapid growth and
advancement of various sectors of the economy, future prospect of the telecom equipment market looks
promising. Government initiatives, policies and reforms in the Indian telecom industry provide further
encouragement in this aspect.
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