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India - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Country statistics India - 2015
    • Table Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2013
    • Table Telephone network statistics - March 2015
    • Table Internet user statistics - 2014
    • Table Broadband statistics - March 2015
    • Table Mobile statistics - March 2015
    • Table National telecommunications authorities
    • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
      • Background
      • Economy
        • Table India's GDP real growth rate - 2006 - 2016
      • 2G scandal
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
      • Table Fixed-line services versus mobile services and penetration - March 2015
    • DIGITAL INDIA
    • SPECTRUM AUCTION -MARCH 2015
    • FOREIGN INVESTMENT
      • Table Foreign Direct Investment in telecom sector - 2004 - 2014
    • UNIVERSAL SERVICE
      • Table Telephone services to villages - March 2015
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • OVERVIEW
    • TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITIES
      • Ministry for Communications (MoC)
      • Department of Telecommunications (DoT)
      • Telecom Commission
      • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
      • Telecom Dispute Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)
      • Telecom Sector Ombudsman (TSO)
      • Communications Commission of India (CCI)
    • LICENSING CIRCLES
    • REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS
      • Overview
        • Table Historical - Number of telecom licences issued by category - 2007 - 2008
        • Table Number of telecom licences issued by category - 2013
      • Regulatory developments - 2015
      • Regulatory developments - 2014
      • Blackberry
    • NATIONAL TELECOM POLICIES
      • National Telecom Policies 1999 (NTP-99)
      • Addendum to NTP-99
      • New National Telecom Policy
      • National Broadband Policy 2004
      • Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)
      • 12th Five Year Plan (2012 - 2017)
    • NATIONAL SECURITY
      • Import of Chinese telecom equipment
  • MAJOR OPERATORS
    • MAJOR OPERATORS IN INDIA
      • Market overview
      • Unified Access Service Licences (UASL)
      • Mergers and acquisitions
      • BSNL/MTNL
    • OPERATOR AND MARKET STATISTICS
      • Mobile market
        • Table Mobile operators and subscribers - 2014
        • Table Mobile operators - subscribers and annual change - 2013
        • Table Mobile operators - subscribers and market share - 2014
        • Table GSM mobile operators, subscribers and market share - 2014
        • Table CDMA mobile operators, subscribers and market share - 2014
        • Table Overall mobile ARPU - 2005 - 2014
        • Table Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended - 2014
        • Table Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended - 2013
        • Table Mobile ARPU (blended) for selected operators - March 2013
      • Fixed-line market
        • Table Fixed-line basic services by operator - 2014
        • Table Fixed-line subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2014
    • AIRCEL
      • Table Aircel mobile subscribers - 2004 - 2015
    • BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LTD (BSNL)
      • Overview
      • Mobile business
        • Table BSNL mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2014
      • Fixed-line business
        • Table BSNL fixed-line subscribers - 2002; 2012 - 2015
      • Broadband business
    • BHARTI AIRTEL
      • Overview
      • Financials
      • Corporate structure
        • Table Major shareholders in Bharti Airtel - March 2015
      • Mobile business
        • Table Bharti Airtel mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2015
        • Table Bharti Airtel - mobile operations - key statistics
        • Table Bharti Airtel mobile ARPU - 2004 - 2005; 2007 - 2015
      • Fixed-line and broadband businesses
        • Table Bharti fixed-line subscribers - 2002 - 2015
      • International businesses
    • HUGHES TELECOM
    • IDEA CELLULAR
      • Overview
        • Table Idea Cellular mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2015
        • Table Idea Cellular 3G mobile subscribers - 2013 - 2015
        • Table Idea Cellular - mobile operations - key statistics
        • Table Idea Cellular mobile ARPU - 2007 - 2011; 2013 - 2015
      • Financials
      • Background
      • Corporate structure
      • 3G development
      • 4G / LTE
    • LOOP MOBILE
      • Overview
        • Table Historical - Loop Mobile (BPL) mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2014
      • Bharti Airtel's proposed buy out
      • Deactivation of Loop's network
      • Background
    • MAHANAGAR TELEPHONE NIGAM LIMITED (MTNL)
      • Overview
      • Corporate structure
      • Mobile business
        • Table MTNL mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2015
      • Fixed-line and broadband business
        • Table MTNL fixed-line subscribers - 2004; 2007; 2010 - 2015
    • QUADRANT
      • Table Quadrant mobile subscribers - 2012 - 2015
      • Table Quadrant fixed-line subscribers - 2012 - 2015
    • RELIANCE COMMUNICATIONS
      • Overview
      • Financials
      • Corporate structure
      • Mobile business
        • Table Reliance mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2015
        • Table Reliance 3G subscribers - 2012 - 2015
        • Table Reliance Communications - mobile operations - key statistics
        • Table Reliance mobile ARPU - 2007 - 2015
      • Fixed-line business
        • Table Reliance fixed-line subscribers - 2005 - 2015
      • International business
    • RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM
    • SISTEMA
      • Overview
      • Mobile business
        • Table Sistema mobile subscribers - 2008 - 2015
      • Fixed-line business
        • Table Sistema fixed-line subscribers - 2010 - 2015
    • TATA TELESERVICES
      • Overview
      • Corporate structure
      • Mobile business
        • Table Tata Teleservices mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2015
        • Table Tata Teleservices - mobile operations - key statistics
      • Fixed-line business
        • Table Tata fixed-line subscribers - 2011 - 2015
      • International business: Tata Communications
    • TELEWINGS (FORMERLY UNINOR)
      • Overview
        • Table Telewings (formerly Uninor) mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2015
      • Problems following 2G licence cancellation
    • VIDEOCON
      • Table Videocon mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2015
    • VODAFONE
      • Overview
        • Table Vodafone mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2015
        • Table Vodafone 3G mobile subscribers - 2014 - 2015
        • Table Vodafone - mobile operations - key statistics
        • Table Vodafone - mobile ARPU - 2008 - 2015
      • Tax dispute
      • Financials
      • Corporate background
      • Operational background
      • Strategic development
      • 3G
      • 4G / LTE
      • Fixed-line business
        • Table Vodafone fixed-line subscribers - 2011 - 2015
    • OTHER OPERATORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
      • Mobile operators
      • MVNO market
      • Fixed network operators
      • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
        • Table Number of licensed ISPs - 2002 - 2003; 2005; 2008 - 2013
        • Table ISP market - leading operators, subscribers and market share - 2014
      • Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)
        • Table VSAT service providers, subscribers and market share - March 2015
    • FORMER OPERATORS
      • Etisalat DB Telecom (Swan Telecom)
        • Table Historical - Etisalat mobile subscribers - 2010 - 2012
      • Spice Telecom
        • Table Historical - Spice Telecom mobile subscribers - 2002 - 2008
      • S Tel
        • Table Historical - S Tel mobile subscribers - 2009 - 2012
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Overview
      • Statistics
        • Table Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity - 2005 - 2015
        • Table Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity (historical) - 1995 - 2005
        • Table Fixed-line subscribers and market share by operator - 2014
      • Forecasts - fixed-line subscribers - 2015; 2017; 2020
        • Table Forecast fixed line subscribers and penetration rates - 2015; 2017; 2020
      • Background to network development
      • Infrastructure sharing
      • Rural and regional networks
        • Table Growth of VPT scheme - 2001 - 2015
        • Table PCOs in operation - 2003 - 2004; 2007 - 2015
        • Table PCOs in operation and market share by operator - 2014
      • Fibre optic cable projects
      • National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)
      • Wireless Local Loop (WLL) - background
        • Table Historical - Fixed WLL subscribers - 2004 - 2006
    • INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS
      • IP networks
      • Next Generation Networks (NGN)
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Background
      • Interconnect agreements
      • India-Pakistan
      • International service disruption
      • Submarine cable networks
        • Table International submarine cable systems with landing points in India
      • Satellite communications
        • Table ISRO satellite network
  • INTERNET MARKET
    • OVERVIEW
    • INTERNET STATISTICS
      • Table Internet users - 1995 - 2015
      • Table Historical - Fixed internet subscribers and penetration - 1995 - 2005
      • Table Fixed internet subscribers and penetration - 2006 - 2015
      • Table Dial-up internet subscribers - 2007 - 2013
      • Table Internet household penetration - 2005 - 2015
      • Table International internet bandwidth - 2000 - 2015
    • FORECASTS- INTERNET SERVICES - 2015; 2017: 2020
      • Table Forecast fixed internet subscribers - 2015; 2017; 2020
    • ASPECTS OF THE INTERNET MARKET
      • Internet of Things (IoT)
      • Smart cities
      • Investment in IT infrastructure
      • E-medicine
      • IPv4/IPv6
      • Cloud services
      • Data centres
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Internet policy: background
      • Internet policy: development
      • National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)
      • Control of the internet in India
      • International connectivity
    • VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP)
      • Foreign Exchange transactions
  • BROADBAND MARKET
    • BROADBAND NETWORKS AND SERVICES
      • Overview
      • Background
      • Broadband statistics
        • Table Fixed broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2015
        • Table Fixed broadband subscribers - market share by access type - 2014
        • Table Fixed broadband subscribers and households - March 2015
        • Table Mobile broadband subscribers - 2007 - 2015
      • National Broadband Policy
      • National Broadband Plan
      • Broadband technologies
        • Table DSL subscribers - 2001 - 2014
        • Table Cable modem subscribers - 2001 - 2014
        • Table FttX subscribers - 2010 - 2014
      • Satellite
  • DIGITAL MEDIA
    • BROADCASTING MARKET
      • Overview
      • TV piracy
      • Digital media
        • Table Schedule for migration to Digital Addressable Cable TV System (DAS) - 2012 - 2014
      • Market statistics
        • Table Broadcasting Market overview - 2014
        • Table Cable and TV households - 1995 - 2014
        • Table Total TV industry estimated revenue - 2000 - 2014
      • Regulatory issues
    • TV AND THE TRANSITION TO DIGITAL
      • Overview
      • Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
      • Pay TV
        • Table Pay TV subscribers by technology - 2003- 2014
      • Cable TV
        • Table Number of channels carried by cable operators - 2011 - 2014
        • Table Overview of major channels available to consumers in India
      • Satellite TV
        • Table DTH subscribers - 2008 - 2015
      • Major cable and pay TV operators
      • Free-to-Air TV
  • MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS
    • OVERVIEW OF INDIA'S MOBILE MARKET
    • SLOWING SUBSCRIBER GROWTH
    • IMPROVED REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT - 2014
    • MOBILE STATISTICS
      • Table Overview of India's mobile market - 2012 - 2015
      • Table Mobile subscribers, annual change and penetration - 2006 - 2015
      • Table Mobile subscribers (GSM and CDMA) - 2002 - 2015
      • Table GSM mobile subscribers and annual change - 1997 - 2015
      • Table Mobile penetration in urban and rural areas - 2007; 2009 - 2015
      • Table Mobile services revenue - 1996 - 2014
      • Table Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended - 2014
      • Table Mobile ARPU by technology, prepaid/postpaid/blended - 2013
      • Table Mobile ARPU (GSM and CDMA) - 2005 - 2015
    • FORECASTS -MOBILE SERVICES - 2015; 2017; 2020
      • Table Forecast mobile subscribers - 2015; 2017; 2020
    • MOBILE HANDSET / SMARTPHONE / TABLET MARKET
      • Overview
      • Background
    • MOBILE MARKET - GEOGRAPHIC SEGMENTS
    • DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
      • Tariffs changes for mobile broadband
      • Roaming charges
      • Spectrum allocations and spectrum auctions
      • Rural expansion
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
      • Background
      • Regulatory developments - 2015
      • Spectrum auction - March 2015
    • `ONE NATION, ONE NUMBER'
    • 2G CORRUPTION SCANDAL
      • Allegations
      • Cancelled licences
      • Charges
      • Court decision, appeal and aftermath
        • Table Operators / licences affected by 2G licensing process cancellation - February 2012
      • CBI Report - April 2015
    • RE-AUCTIONING OF 2G SPECTRUM
      • Preparation for re-auctioning
      • Re-auctioning of 2G spectrum - November 2012
      • Re-auctioning of 2G spectrum - March 2013
      • Pre the 2G licence re-auction - February 2014
      • Re-auctioning of 2G spectrum - February 2014
    • MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Overview of mobile technologies used in India
      • GSM
        • Table GSM mobile subscribers by region/circle - 2012 - 2014
        • Table GSM ARPU - 2003 - 2015
        • Table GSM ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended - March 2015
        • Table GSM mobile operators, subscribers and market share - March 2015
        • Table GSM ARPU by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended - 2014
        • Table GSM ARPU by operator grouping, prepaid/postpaid/blended - 2013
      • CDMA
        • Table CDMA 3G commercial deployment in India
        • Table CDMA mobile operators, subscribers and market share - 2014
        • Table CDMA mobile operators, subscribers and market share - 2013
        • Table CDMA ARPU - 2003 - 2015
        • Table CDMA ARPU by region/circle, prepaid/postpaid/blended - 2013
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile
        • Table 3G auction (2010): Number of licences and total fees paid by operators
        • Table 3G auction results: Service area licences by operator - 2010
      • Fourth Generation (4G) / Long Term Evolution (LTE)
      • Voice-over-Long Term Evolution (VoLTE)
    • MOBILE VOICE SERVICES
      • Prepaid
        • Table Prepaid mobile subscribers: share of total market - 2003 - 2014
    • MOBILE DATA SERVICES
      • Market overview
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
        • Table SMS traffic by technology and subscriber - 2011 - 2014
      • i-mode
      • BlackBerry
      • Mobile TV
      • Mobile content

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the developments and trends in telecommunications, Internet and digital media markets in India.

Subjects covered include:

Key Statistics;
Market Overviews;
Major Players (fixed and mobile);
Infrastructure development national and international;
Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
Internet, including VoIP;
Broadband development;
Convergence and Digital Media;
Regulatory Environment.


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