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2005-2006 Asia - Telecoms Investment Opportunities China-India

This report provides information on Telecommunication investment opportunities in China and India.

General info about China and India
Comparison between the two countries
Telecoms markets
Media markets
Statistical overviews
Forecasts for 2010 and 2015


During September and October 2005 I visited both China and India and this gave me a unique opportunity to look at these two emerging markets.

During both visits I was able to participate in the local debates and share my views with colleagues and customers in these countries through strategic workshops, Roundtables and participations in conferences.

In this report I share my first-hand experiences, covering not just the telecoms and media markets, but also very much the environment in which they operate. Any investment in these markets requires a detailed understanding of this background; this report addresses those issues.

Initially I had the intention of drawing comparisons between China and India, but as I reached a better understanding of the developments in the two countries, these comparisons became less relevant, as the two markets are very different from each other. They have, in fact, very little in common.

To complete the picture, in addition to the statistics I gathered while I was over there, I have included in this report some statistics from the research reports we publish on the two countries.

  • CHINA
    • INTRODUCTION
    • CHINA REVISITED
    • GREAT HOSPITALITY
    • BROADER ISSUES
    • BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING
    • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
      • Key statistics
        • Table Country statistics - 2005
        • Table Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2004
        • Table Telephone network statistics - 2005
        • Table Internet provider statistics - 2005
        • Table Internet user statistics - 2005
        • Table Broadband statistics - 2005
        • Table Mobile statistics* - 2005
        • Table National telecommunications authorities
      • Telecoms industry restructuring
      • Chinese telcos expanding overseas
      • Structural separation
    • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
      • 3G - The debate needs to be widened
      • Beijing Olympics - TD-SCDMA launch, or not?
      • Is 3G needed?
    • BROADBAND
      • No debate on wireless broadband
      • Opportunities for fixed network operators
      • Rapid growth of broadband TV
      • Competition needed to drive the market further
    • FIRST DEMOCRATIC ELECTION
    • FORECASTING STATISTICS - CHINA
      • Fixed line forecasts - China
        • Table Fixed line penetration - optimistic and conservative estimates - 2005; 2010; 2015
      • Mobile forecasts - China
        • Table Mobile penetration - optimistic and conservative estimates - 2005; 2010; 2015
      • Internet and broadband forecasts - China
        • Table Internet penetration - optimistic and conservative estimates - 2005; 2010; 2015
  • INDIA
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SOON TO BE THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY ON EARTH
    • DIVERSE COUNTRY AND MARKETS
    • SERIOUS REFORMS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED
    • RISING MIDDLE CLASS
    • FUTURE DEPENDS ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT
    • FAILURES OF DEMOCRACY
    • INFAMOUS BUREAUCRACY
    • PROGRESS IN CHAOS
    • MUCH WORK TO DO
    • TELECOMS IN INDIA
      • Introduction
      • Key statistics
        • Table Country statistics - 2005
        • Table Telephone network statistics - 2005
        • Table Internet provider statistics - 2004
        • Table Internet user statistics - 2005
        • Table Broadband statistics - 2005
        • Table Mobile statistics - 2005
        • Table National telecommunications authorities
      • Transforming society
        • Table Telecoms subscribers India - October 2005
        • Table Net Telecoms subscriber additions - India - September 2005
        • Table Telecoms subscriber additions - India - September 2005 key SPs
      • Policies and regulations
      • Regional telecoms
      • Spectrum reform
      • BPL
      • Wireless projects
    • THE MEDIA MARKET
      • Overview of the media market
      • Printed media
      • Broadcasting market
      • Media independence
      • Population and democracy - a powerful media mix
      • New Media
    • FORECASTING STATISTICS - INDIA
      • Fixed line forecasts - India
        • Table Fixed line penetration - optimistics and conservative estimates - 2005; 2010; 2015
      • Mobile forecasts - India
        • Table Mobile penetration - optimistic and conservative estimates - 2005; 2010; 2015
      • Internet and broadband forecasts - India
        • Table Internet subscription penetration - optimistic and conservative estimates - 2005; 2010; 2015
    • SUMMARY
  • CHINA - V - INDIA
    • DEMOCRACY -V - COMMUNISM
      • Table India - v - China - media and telecoms statistics - 2005
    • EITHER/OR
    • IMPROVEMENTS IN CHINESE CITIES
    • INDIAN INNOVATIONS
    • GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY
    • INVESTMENT ISSUES
    • COMMUNIST FLEXIBILITY -V- INDIAN BUREAUCRACY
    • WHERE DEMOCRACY FAILS
    • ENGLISH LANGUAGE ADVANTAGE
    • ECONOMIC -V - SOCIAL GROWTH
    • GLOBAL CONSEQUENCES
    • LESSONS FOR INDIA AND CHINA
  • RELATED REPORTS

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