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Romania - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Romania - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

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 two decades have dramatically changed the nature of telecommunications in the country. The Indian government has been proactive in its efforts to transform India into a global telecommunication hub.

The mobile market continues to be the main focus of the Indian telecom sector. India's mobile market continues to get the bulk of local capital expenditure as the operators expand their infrastructure.

India has a huge national telecommunications network. A strong increase in telecom subscribers base has necessitated network expansion covering a wider area, thereby creating a need for significant investment in telecom infrastructure.

Indias telecom industry is expected to see a major expansion of its network infrastructure during the 2018 to 2020 period. Each of the top three mobile operators: Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea are now planning to extend coverage to address a surge in data consumption.

The fixed line market in India remains highly underdeveloped due to the dominance of the mobile segment. Further, the number of fixed telephone lines is slowly declining as the mobile segment continues to expand.

As well as its huge national network, India's investment in telecommunications infrastructure over the last decade has extended to a heavy involvement in the international market. Under the leadership of international operator VSNL/Tata Indicom the country has been assembling an extensive infrastructure of gateways, satellite earth stations and fibre optic submarine cables.

Key developments:

The adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in India has been advancing slowly with Indian enterprises.
The mobile market continues to be the main focus of the Indian telecom sector;
Indias telecom industry is expected to see a major expansion of its network infrastructure during the 2018 to 2020 period

Companies mentioned in this report:

Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Loop Mobile (BPL Mobile), Idea, Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices, Videocon, S Tel, Bharti Telenet, Reliance Infocomm, Tata Teleservices, Sistema (Shyam Telelink), Swan Telecom, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), Videocon.

1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Market overview and analysis
3.2 Regional Asian Market Comparison
3.3 Background
3.4 Telecommunications investment
3.4.1 Infrastructure projects 2018 - 2020
3.4.2 Investment in digital projects
3.4.3 Rural projects
3.4.4 2018-19 telecoms projects
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Overview
4.2 Regulatory authorities
4.2.1 Ministry for Communications (MoC)
4.2.2 Department of Telecommunications (DoT)
4.2.3 Telecom Commission
4.2.4 Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
4.2.5 Telecom Dispute Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)
4.2.6 Communications Commission of India (CCI)
4.2.7 Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY)
4.3 Licensing circles
4.4 Licensing VNO's
4.5 Net neutrality
4.6 Access
4.7 Fibre access
4.8 Interconnect
4.9 Regulatory developments
4.9.1 Regulatory developments - 2015
4.9.2 Regulatory developments - 2014
4.10 Government policies
4.10.1 12th Five Year Plan (2012 2017)
5. Fixed network operators
5.1 Fixed-line statistics by operator
5.2 Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
5.3 Bharti Airtel
5.4 Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
5.5 Quadrant
5.6 Reliance Communications
5.6.1 SSTL (Sistema)
5.7 Tata Teleservices
5.8 Videocon
5.9 Vodafone
5.10 NTT
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 Overview of the national telecom network
6.2 Statistics
6.3 Telecom towers
6.3.1 Overview
6.3.2 Developments
6.4 Rural and regional networks
6.4.1 Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF)
6.4.2 Public Call Offices (PCOs)
6.5 BharatNet / National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN)
6.6 Next Generation Networks (NGN)
6.7 International infrastructure
6.7.1 Background
6.8 Satellite communications
6.8.1 INSAT
6.8.2 Intelsat
6.8.3 Thaicom (formerly ShinSat)
6.9 Submarine cable networks
6.9.1 FLAG
6.9.2 Network i2i
6.9.3 Tata-Indicom cable
6.9.4 SEA-ME-WE 4
6.9.5 Bharat Lanka cable
6.9.6 India, Middle East, Western Europe (I-ME-WE) cable
6.9.7 Europe India Gateway (EIG) cable
6.9.8 Southeast Asia Japan Cable System (SJC)
6.9.9 Submarine cable developments
6.10 Specific IT developments
6.10.1 Data Centres
6.10.2 Cloud Computing
7. Smart infrastructure
7.1 Internet-of-Things (IoT)
7.2 Smart cities
7.3 Artificial Intelligence
8. Related reports
Table 1 Country Statistics, Major Operators and Telco Authorities 2018 (e)
Table 2 Top Level Country Statistics 2018 (e)
Table 3 Telephone services to villages (Universal Services) 2016
Table 4 Fixed-line subscribers (millions) by operator 2010 2014; 2016 2018
Table 5 Fixed Line Service Provider by Rural, Urban Segment 2018
Table 6 Historic - Fixed Line Service Provider by Rural, Urban Segment 2017
Table 7 BSNL fixed-line subscribers 2002; 2012 - 2018
Table 8 Bharti fixed-line subscribers 2002 - 2018
Table 9 MTNL fixed-line subscribers 2004; 2007; 2010 - 2018
Table 10 Quadrant fixed-line subscribers 2012 - 2018
Table 11 Reliance fixed-line subscribers 2005 - 2018
Table 12 Historic - Sistema fixed-line subscribers 2010 - 2017
Table 13 Tata fixed-line subscribers 2011 - 2018
Table 14 Historic - Videocon mobile subscribers 2010 - 2015
Table 15 Vodafone Fixed Line subscribers 2011 - 2018
Table 16 Fixed-line subscribers and penetration 2007 2018
Table 17 Fixed-line subscribers and teledensity (historical) 1995 - 2005
Table 18 PCOs in operation 2003 2004; 2007 - 2018
Chart 1 Mobile, Mobile Broadband & Fixed Broadband Penetration 2018; 2023
Chart 2 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index by Market Category
Chart 3 Asian Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
Chart 4 Telecoms Maturity Index Central Asia
Chart 5 - Fixed-line subscribers and penetration 2007 - 2018
Exhibit 1 Key Market Characteristics by Market Segment
Exhibit 2 Central Asia -Key Characteristics of Telecoms Markets by Country
Exhibit 3 Major shareholders in Bharti Airtel
Exhibit 4 ISRO satellite network
Exhibit 5 International submarine cable systems with landing points in India

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