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  • 1. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Spring 2012 Contact: india.commerce@international.gc.ca India Bulletin: Telecom Read our India bulletins for up-to-date news and opportunities from one of the world’s fastest growing markets. India 3G: From connectivity to profitability Why India? Specific Opportunities in Focus The Indian telecom market continued to be one of the 1. Infrastructure for wireless and wired networks - The fastest growing in the world in 2011. An aggressive private domestic industry is worth $5000 million. It has made sector, new technologies and changing consumer little progress in comparison to the development of behaviour are driving the growth in the telecom sector. telecom services. Imports account for 75 percent of the expenditure on telecom equipment. The industry is With more than 900 million telephone connections, the seeking energy efficient solutions and Canadian Indian telecom network is the second largest in the world. companies could provide technology to meet this However, as tele-density is still at just 58 per cent, there are demand. Operators are also keen on rural connectivity, vast opportunities for Canadian IT companies in an cost optimization and maximizing revenue. otherwise stagnant global scenario. 2. Security infrastructure – The government is The next phase of growth is expected to be in the area of increasingly using information technology to foster broadband (>256 KBPS) where the government expects a homeland security. It is seeking products and year on year growth of more than 100 percent. Given technologies for biometrics, Internet protocol security India’s low Internet tariff, Canadian companies offering and smart access; as well as communication technologies that would help service providers increase equipment and software for integration of various law their revenues would be in demand. India had 13.42 million enforcement agencies. broadband subscribers at the end of January 2012. The advent of new technologies (3G, 4G) will increase the demand for broadband and for data based content and 3. Broadband technologies and content – With the applications. launch of 3G and other broadband technologies, mobile operators are looking for ways to increase their With tablets available for as low a price as $150 and 3G penetration and content to drive growth. gaining acceptance among users, the tablet industry in India is poised to follow the same growth curve as seen by For more information contact: mobile phones. This segment will be the new battleground india.commerce@international.gc.ca. for major multi-national companies, Indian vendors and mobile operators to capture a share of this emerging What are the key recent trends and market. Canadian companies with technologies suitable for developments in this market? high speed data applications would find the market Bharti (Brand – Airtel) launched 4G services in April; conducive to promote their products. ushering in a new era in mobile data connectivity. This launch emphasises that future profits will depend on data Finally, mobile commerce is expected to grow for the next services, despite teething problems like unstable five years. With a huge mobile subscriber base across India connectivity, high pricing, inadequate backhaul and and an increasing trend of online shopping, the stage has absence of intra-circle roaming. Reliance Communication been set for m-commerce. The government is also planning will be the second operator to launch 4G services, shortly. to incorporate technologies based on smart cards to implement various subsidy schemes. After many failed attempts in the past, Bharti is aggressively rolling out an e-payment solution - Airtel Money. Lack of digital awareness, questions around1 security and poor connectivity were some of the many reasons for its past failures. Other Mobile operators such as Vodafone, Idea and financial institutions like HDFC and Subscribe today to any of our India bulletins www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/indiabulletin
  • 2. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Everywhere You Do Business ICICI are also planning e-payment solutions. How can I learn more?2 Subscribe today to any of our India bulletins www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/indiabulletin
  • 3. The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service Everywhere You Do Business Upcoming Events In the News 1. Communic Asia 2012  “Bharti Airtel launches India’s first 4G service” The Economic Times, April 10, 2012 Dates: June 19-22, 2012 Venue: Marine Bay Sands, Singapore  “Indian handset market grows 14% in 2011” The Hindu Website: communicasia.com Business Line, February 9, 2012 The biggest ICT exhibition in Asia returns to Singapore this  “Telcos asked to ensure that towers are run on hybrid June. The exhibition will cover every aspect of ICT and will power” The Economic Times, January 13, 2012 be attended by key participants from Canada and India.  “Green energy to be made mandatory for powering cell 2. SmartCards Expo 2012 towers” The Hindu Business Line, December 8, 2011 Dates: October 10-12, 2012 Venue: NSIC Exhibition Ground, Okhla Industrial Estate,  “HDFC Bank, Vodafone India launch mobile banking New Delhi product for rural coverage” The Hindu Business line, Website: tradeshows.tradeindia.com/smartcardsexpo-2012 November 27, 2011  “MTS India Deploys PeerApp UltraBand to Accelerate The 14th edition of SmartCards Expo 2012, organised by Mobile Broadband” Marketwire, April 10, 2012 Electronics Today, will be co-located with e-Security Expo 2012, RFidIndia Expo 2012, BiometricsIndia Expo 2012 and  “Telecom policy may be announced in May: Kapil Sibal” e-Payments India Expo 2012. The Times of India, April 10, 2012 3. India Telecom 2012 Useful Links Dates: Dec 13 -15, 2012 Venue: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi Department of Telecommunications: dot.gov.in Website: indiatelecom.org Cellular Operators Association of India: coai.com The Department of Telecommunications (DOT), Government of India, in association with the Federation of Internet and Mobile Association of India: iamai.in Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), will organize India Telecom 2012. A Canadian delegation is Telecom Tiger: telecomtiger.com expected to participate. The High Commission of Canada will organize a Canada pavilion at the show. For India brand equity foundation: ibef.org participation and additional details, please contact Prashanth Nair at prashanth.nair@international.gc.ca Note: At the time of publication all links were active. For more information on the Telecom sector consult the Telecom Sector Profile - India (see tradecommissioner.gc.ca/India) Want to know more? Contact the Telecom Sector Team in India at india.commerce@international.gc.ca3 Subscribe today to any of our India bulletins www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/indiabulletin