ReportsnReports – India – Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

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India continues to be one of the fastest growing major telecom markets in the world. It is also one of the largest. Sweeping reforms introduced by successive Indian governments over the last decade have dramatically changed the nature of telecommunications in the country. The mobile sector has grown from around 10 million subscribers in 2002 to pass the 750 million mark by the end of 2010 and the market was growing strongly into 2011. The boom in the mobile industry is expected to continue at least into the medium term. The fixed-line market, however, which had grown strongly for a while, has been experiencing zero and negative growth of late. in the meantime, there has been a fresh effort made to promote broadband internet access throughout the country; after a period in which broadband development languished – and the government became concerned – there was new hope for a serious expansion phase in this segment of the market.

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ReportsnReports – India – Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts

  1. 1. India – Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and ForecastsThis report provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in thetelecommunications and digital media markets in India. Subjects covered include:Key statistics;Market and industry overviews;Regulatory environment;Major players (fixed and mobile);Infrastructure development – national and international;Digital media;Mobile voice and data market;Internet, including VoIP and IPTV;Broadband services;Regulatory environment;Telecom market forecasts for selected segments/years to 2020.As India feels the shockwaves of the so-called ’2G scandal’, the operators arebusily rolling out their 3G networks.India continues to be one of the fastest growing major telecom markets in the world. It isalso one of the largest. Sweeping reforms introduced by successive Indian governmentsover the last decade have dramatically changed the nature of telecommunications in thecountry. The mobile sector has grown from around 10 million subscribers in 2002 to passthe 750 million mark by the end of 2010 and the market was growing strongly into 2011.The boom in the mobile industry is expected to continue at least into the medium term. Thefixed-line market, however, which had grown strongly for a while, has been experiencingzero and negative growth of late. in the meantime, there has been a fresh effort made topromote broadband internet access throughout the country; after a period in whichbroadband development languished – and the government became concerned – there wasnew hope for a serious expansion phase in this segment of the market.Buy Now: India – Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Forecasts MarketBrowse All: Latest Market Research ReportsA number of factors have been responsible for the amazing growth in India’s telecomsector; apart from the obvious booming economy and the rapid expansion in the country’smiddle class, the growth drivers include low tariffs, low handset prices and most notably ahighly competitive market created by the government and the regulator. The governmenthas continued to open the market up to more and more competition. Home to a clutch ofglobal operators working with local companies, the government has continued to issuelicences to new telecom operators. Competition in the market place has become even moreintense over the last year or so. The launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in 2011added yet another dimension to this intensely competitive market.While the mobile subscriber base was continuing to grow at an annual rate of around 40%,Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) has been steadily declining as competing operators offer
  2. 2. cheaper tariffs; at the same time usage levels have remained reasonably high thus slowingthe decline in revenues. There has been a major push in recent years to take mobileservices into the poorer and rural areas of the country; this has also weighed heavily onARPUs.In 2010 the long-awaited 3G auctions finally took place. By year end and into 2011 the 3Gnetworks were being rolled out on a large scale and the operators started delivering nextgeneration services to customers. 3G has certainly provided yet another boost to thealready huge mobile sector. Apart from the impact on the mobile market itself, the 3Gspectrum auction earned revenue of US$14.6 billion for the government, an amount that farexceeded expectations and was welcomed by the government as a major contribution toimproving the national deficit. All things considered the mobile industry should continue togrow for the time being.With only around 3% fixed-line penetration, India has nevertheless achieved a remarkablenational coverage, with 98% of the population having some form of access to a telephone.The heavy investment in telecoms infrastructure over the last decade has seen India’s hugepopulation delivered at least some level of telephone service. At the same time majordifficulties persist. Fixed-line subscriber numbers stood at 33 million by early 2011, but acontinuing decline in this segment of the market was evident. The future of fixed linesremained uncertain.With the government continuing to push to complete the restructuring of thetelecommunications regulatory regime, the opening up of the market to full scalecompetition has been dramatic. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) remainscommitted to further structural reforms. The adoption of Unified Licensing, a change in theAccess Deficit Charge regime, and the encouragement of increased infrastructure sharing,especially towers for mobile networks, were all contributing to ongoing growth. Anotherimportant initiative has been the Indian government’s revised Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) policy which increased the foreign ownership cap from 49% to 74%. If anything itcould be said that the regulation of the market has been overly enthusiastic; there beingsome signs that the market was starting to suffer from the complexity of the regulatoryregime. In parallel with the regulatory change process, there has been a continuingevolution of the market through a series of mergers and takeovers among the mobileoperators that has initially resulted in a welcome and productive consolidation.One segment of the market that continued to puzzle the observer – and the government –is broadband Internet. Despite the obvious enthusiasm for Internet access to be foundacross the country, India’s move into high-speed broadband Internet has been noticeablysluggish. The TRAI in describing the situation in 2010 noted that ‘… the performance so farhas not been up to the expectations’. The regulator’s reference point was the targets set inthe government’s National Broadband Policy issued in 2004, with growth falling well short ofthese targets. By 2011 broadband Internet penetration in India was still a low 1%, withthese broadband services accounting for about 65% of the total Internet subscriber base. Inother words, coming into 2011 there were less than 12 million broadband subscribers in acountry of 1.2 billion people. In the meantime, somewhat paradoxically, the overall level ofInternet usage seems to be growing strongly, perhaps boosted by the widespread use ofInternet cafes and other points of public online access. There were in excess of anestimated 70 million Internet users throughout the country by January 2011, thisrepresenting a penetration of almost 6%.
  3. 3. Key highlightsInto 2011, growth in India’s mobile market was continuing in its boom mode;By April 2011 the country had 827 million mobile subscribers, for a penetration of 69%;The mobile market was continuing to expand at an annual rate in excess of 40% into 2011;GSM was strengthening its position as the dominant mobile technology with 85% of themobile subscriber market, as CDMA slipped further behind;The number of broadband Internet subscribers is finally on the increase, reaching 12 millionfor a penetration of 1% by population as at April 2011;DSL, whilst holding around 85% of the local broadband market, was steadily losing marketshare to other non-DSL broadband platforms, especially to wireless broadband platforms;After auctioning 3G spectrum licences in 2010, India was finally witnessing the large scaleroll-out of 3G networks by operators across the country coming into 2011;The 3G auction delivered US$14.6 billion in revenue to the government and was certainly anunqualified success in this respect;An equally high profile auction of wireless broadband spectrum followed the 3G auction in2010 and pumped even more energy into an already invigorated wireless broadbandmarket;This auction raised another US$8.2 billion in revenue for the government.Table of Contents1. Key Statistics2. Telecommunications Market2.1 Overview of Croatia’s telecom market3. Regulatory Environment3.1 Background3.2 EU regulatory framework3.3 Revised NFR3.4 Regulatory authority3.5 Telecom sector liberalisation in Croatia3.5.1 Privatisation3.5.2 Interconnect3.5.3 Access3.5.4 Number portability (NP)3.5.5 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)4. Fixed Network Operators4.1 Introduction4.2 T-Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT)4.3 Optima Telekom4.4 Metronet5. Telecommunications Infrastructure5.1 Overview5.2 Telecoms and IT
  4. 4. 6. Wholesaling6.1 Overview7. Internet and Broadband Market7.1 Internet market7.1.1 Overview7.1.2 Internet statistics7.1.3 Croatia’s emerging Internet economy7.1.4 E-government7.1.5 E-education7.1.6 E-health7.2 Fixed broadband market7.2.1 Overview7.2.2 Broadband statistics7.2.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)7.2.4 Cable modems7.2.5 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks7.3 Wireless broadband7.3.1 WiFi7.3.2 WiMAX7.4 Mobile broadband8. Digital Media8.1 Overview of broadcasting market8.1.1 Regulatory issues8.1.2 Digital TV9. Mobile Market9.1 Overview of Croatia’s mobile market9.1.1 Mobile statistics9.2 Regulatory issues9.2.1 Third GSM licence and 3G licences9.2.2 Fourth GSM licence9.2.3 Mobile number portability (MNP)9.2.4 Mobile Tax9.2.5 Network interconnection9.3 Mobile technologies9.3.1 Digital9.3.2 Third generation (3G) mobile9.4 Major mobile operators9.4.1 T-HT9.4.2 VIPnet9.4.3 Tele2 Croatia9.4.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)9.5 Mobile voice services9.5.1 Prepaid cards9.6 Mobile data services9.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)/Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)9.6.2 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
  5. 5. 9.6.3 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)9.6.4 Evolved High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+)9.6.5 Long-term Evolution (LTE)9.6.6 BlackBerry9.6.7 Mobile TV9.7 Mobile content and applications9.7.1 M-commerce10. Forecasts10.1 Fixed broadband subscribers – 2010 – 2013; 202010.1.1 Scenario 1 – higher broadband subscriber growth10.1.2 Scenario 2 – lower broadband subscriber growth10.1.3 Notes on scenario forecasts11. Glossary of AbbreviationsList of TablesTable 1 – Country statistics – 2011 (e)Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2010Table 3 – Internet user statistics – 2010Table 4 – Internet subscriber statistics – 2010Table 5 – Broadband subscriber statistics – 2010Table 6 – Mobile statistics – 2010Table 7 – National telecommunications authorityTable 8 – Call termination on the incumbent’s fixed network – 2009Table 9 – T-HT unbundled lines – 2008 – 2011Table 10 – Cost of LLU and shared access lines – 2010Table 11 – Ported numbers – 2005 – 2010Table 12 – T-HT CPS lines – 2008 – 2010Table 13 – Fixed-line market share by operator – 2008 – 2010Table 14 – T-Hrvatski Telekom financial data – 2009 – 2011Table 15 – T-Hrvatski Telekom revenue by sector – Q1 2010 – Q1 2011Table 16 – T-Hrvatski Telekom fixed lines by type – 2005 – 2010Table 17 – Optima Telekom financial data – January – June 2010Table 18 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 – 2011Table 19 – Workplace network usage by network type – 2008 – 2010Table 20 – T-HT unbundled local loops – 2007 – 2011Table 21 – Internet users, subscribers and penetration rates – 2000 – 2012Table 22 – Online purchases by individuals – 2007 – 2010Table 23 – Electronic sales as percentage of total non-VAT turnover for non-financial sectorbusinesses with 10 or more employees – 2009Table 24 – Uptake of e-government services by businesses – 2007 – 2011Table 25 – Uptake of e-government services by individuals – 2008 – 2011Table 26 – E-education usage by individuals – 2007 – 2011Table 27 – E-education usage by businesses – 2009 – 2011Table 28 – Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration rate – 2003 – 2012Table 29 – T-HT ADSL subscribers and ARPU – 2002 – 2011Table 30 – Total mobile broadband subscribers – 2007 – 2010
  6. 6. Table 31 – VIPnet mobile broadband subscribers – 2008 – 2011Table 32 – Audience share by broadcaster – prime time – 2004 – 2010Table 33 – Audience share by broadcaster – all day – 2004 – 2010Table 34 – Total TV advertising spending – 2004 – 2011Table 35 – MAXtv subscribers – 2006 – 2011Table 36 – Cable TV subscribers – 2005 – 2012Table 37 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 – 2012Table 38 – Mobile market share by revenue – 2009Table 39 – Mobile market share by subscribers – 2008 – 2010Table 40 – Mobile ported numbers – 2006 – 2010Table 41 – Mobile Termination Rates – 2009Table 42 – T-HT mobile revenue – 2004 – 2011Table 43 – T- mobile HT ARPU – 2004 – 2010Table 44 – T-HT mobile customers – 2007 – 2011Table 45 – VIPnet financial data – 2004 – 2011Table 46 – VIPnet prepaid, postpaid and blended monthly ARPU – 2004 – 2011Table 47 – VIPnet Minutes of Use (MOU) – 2007 – 2011Table 48 – VIPnet subscribers – 2007 – 2011Table 49 – Tele2 financial data – 2007 – 2011Table 50 – Tele2 subscribers – 2007 – 2011Table 51 – Total prepaid users – 2002 – 2010Table 52 – T-Mobile prepaid subscribers – 2001 – 2011Table 53 – VIPnet prepaid subscribers – 2004 – 2011Table 54 – Total SMS and MMS messages sent – 2003 – 2010Table 55 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – higher growth scenario – 2010 – 2013;2020Table 56 – Forecast fixed broadband subscribers – lower growth scenario – 2010 – 2013;2020List of ChartsChart 1 – Fixed-line market share by operator – 2008 – 2010Chart 2 – T-Hrvatski Telekom financial data – 2009 – 2011Chart 3 – Total mobile broadband subscribers – 2007 – 2010Chart 4 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997 – 2012Chart 5 – Mobile market share by subscribers – 2008 – 2010Chart 6 – VIPnet financial data – 2004 – 2011Chart 7 – VIPnet prepaid, postpaid and blended monthly ARPU – 2004 – 2011Chart 8 – Tele2 financial data – 2007 – 2011Chart 9 – T-Mobile prepaid subscribers – 2001 – 2011Chart 10 – VIPnet prepaid subscribers – 2004 – 2011List of ExhibitsExhibit 1 – The EU regulatory framework for communicationsExhibit 2 – Access and the local loopExhibit 3 – BlackBerry services defined
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