The Indian telecom industry has witnessed phenomenal growth. The Indian telecom services can be divided predominantly into • Basic • Mobile • Internet services
Fifthlargest telecom network in the world; second largest among the emerging economies after China On an average, about 6–7 million new users added per month, making India the world’s fastest growing wireless services market The government promoting telecom manufacturing by providing tax benefits and establishing telecom specific Special Economic Zones
The telecom companies are booming with the effect of the growing telecom industry Large number of mobile handsets are been sold every year providing a growth for the handset industry
Estimates of Mobile Operators’ Revenue No. of Mobile Revenues GDP Mobile mobile ARPU per from (Rs. in billion at revenue as a subscribers year mobile factor cost at percentage of (in million) (Rs.) services current prices) GDP (Rs. in billion) 2005-06 90 4500 405 32000 1.3 2010-11 433 3600 1559 57600 2.7 2015-16 899 3600 3236 103680 3.1Rapid increase in mobile subscriber base and mobilespendingwill have equally important implications for the governmentrevenueparticularly in the form of regulatory charges (license feeincluding universal service obligation and spectrum charges)and service tax.
• Huge Customer potential• High Growth Rate• Allowed FDI limit ranging from 74% to 100%• High return on Investment• Liberalization efforts by Govt.• Lower capital expenditure
WEAKNESS• Poor Telecommunication Infrastructure• Late adopters of New Technology• Most competitive market• A market strongly regulated by Government.• Difficult to enter because of requirement of huge financial resources.
• 3G Telecom services and 4G services• More Quality Service• Value added Services (VAS)• Boost to Telecom Manufacturing Companies• Telecom Equipment Exports
• Telecommunication Policies• Declining ARPU (average Revenue per user)• Partiality on the part of the Govt.• Content Piracy
Future Mobile Subscriber Base in IndiaIt is projected that almost 350 million new mobile subscriberswillbe added between 2005-06 and 2010-11 and more than 450millionwill be added between 2010-11 and 2015-16. 1000 899 900 808 No. of mobile subscribers (in million) 800 715 700 620 600 526 500 433 400 300 200 90 100 4 0 2000-01 2005-06 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 Note: Future population of India is taken from the United Nations Population Division publication.