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Wireless Infrastructure in India

  1. 1. Wireless Infrastructure in India<br />Prateek Pashine<br />VP – Planning<br />
  2. 2. Population 1.1 billion<br />Mobile Connections<br />200 million<br />Urban Population <br />300 million<br />Cable Connections<br />60 million<br />Fixed <br />Connections<br />45 million<br />Internet User <br />40 million<br />Broadband Connections<br />3.1 million<br />Internet Connections<br />8 million<br />Indian Addressable Market – Huge Potential<br />The wide opportunity available to be tapped<br />Total Population<br />Addressable population<br />People with Phone (Wireline/ Wireless) connections<br />Cable/ Internet/ Broadband Connections <br />Provisioning of service through wireless technology would enable conversion of addressable market into subscribers<br />Source: Industry sources<br />
  3. 3. Market Forecast<br /><ul><li>Our 2010 forecast of subscribers as a % to other durables owning households is very conservative
  4. 4. 3% of Mobile subscribers
  5. 5. 17% of CTV households
  6. 6. 19% of Motorcycle owning households
  7. 7. 24% of Refrigerator owning households
  8. 8. 60% of Car owning households</li></li></ul><li>Context of Wireless in India<br />Wireline Market<br />Wired last mile dominated by govt. incumbents & Local Cable Operators (LCO’s)<br />Cost and roll out challenges have ensured a negative growth of Wireline services in India<br />Lack of government and incumbent support on unbundling of local loop<br />High costs for Greenfield deployments of wired access, hence limited Greenfield rollout<br />Costs closer to USD 1000 per sub in Metro cities – 120 months ARPU (voice or BB)<br />Cable Networks not capable of delivering two way services<br />Fragmented industry<br />100,000 cable operators each with about 600 customers per network<br />Infrastructure not organised both in terms of city layouts as well as sharing policies<br />No clear policy incentives in place for promoting wireline<br />No policies on express approvals<br />No relief on rev share to Govt on wireline and hence on the same ARPU it substantially makes sense to look at Wireless<br />
  9. 9. Context of Wireless in India<br />Services<br />Customer preference on application rather than mode<br />Customers willing to take FWPs and not wanting to wait for a wire to be pulled in<br />Clear agnostic behaviour towards type of connectivity<br />VoIP allowed only for CUG and international calling currently for ISPs; unless by universal access service license holders<br />Vonage like services currently not permissible<br />Experimentation with content services – beyond entertainment, lower bandwidth – high utility<br />Pricing<br />BB Price points have already reduced to levels of dial up costs <br />Roughly 10 hrs of dial up usage per month = BB per month commitments; $6 p.m.<br />
  10. 10. Wireless Broadband Enablers :: India Market<br />Regulation<br /><ul><li>Contiguous and large spectrum bands
  11. 11. Globally recognised bands – freeing up of DoS, DoD spectrum
  12. 12. National footprint
  13. 13. Backhaul infrastructure
  14. 14. Standardised CPE availability in various form factors
  15. 15. CPE @ 2-4 months ARPU
  16. 16. Content availability @ higher compression formats
  17. 17. Infrastructure Sharing</li></ul>WBA<br />Enablers<br /><ul><li>Content / utility to fuel demand, not just PC growth
  18. 18. Basket of Services rather than One :: Killer Cocktail</li></ul>Ecosystem<br />Market<br />Local Travel time ever increasing….those traffic jams!!!<br />Business travel on an all time high<br />
  19. 19. Wireless Technologies<br />Spectral Efficiency on the rise<br />It is defined as how much through-put can be delivered on 1Hz of spectrum – bps/Hz<br />Data-centric Wireless technologies maturing<br />
  20. 20. Wireless - Opportunities<br />Applications – a whole new set of applications become available with wireless<br />While they would be ‘bandwidth’ intensive in some cases, in most cases, Convenience is the overall rider<br />Anytime Anywhere ARPU possibilities come into play<br />
  21. 21. IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagdish Bose (Indian Scientist)and not Marconi. <br />
  22. 22. In Summary :: Wireless in India<br />Broadband poised for take-off in India with 4 times Subscriber base in 3 years<br />PC alone not the entry barrier for Internet adoption, Utility very important<br />Wireless initially to be used pre-dominantly for Fixed Broadband applications<br />Investment in Content & Network ahead of adoption a pre-requisite<br />No Killer App but Killer Cocktail<br /><ul><li>India could well be only a Wireless Broadband country, with almost negligible Wired Broadband, in the next 10 years
  23. 23. WiMAX poised to contribute a Lion’s share in this Growth Engine</li></li></ul><li>Lets seize the moment!!<br />
  24. 24. http://newworldready.com/<br />