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India's international bandwidth business

This report analyses recent developments and emerging trends in submarine cable and satellite bandwidth used for international telecom as well as broadcasting in india.

India's bandwidth industry was expected to become competitive after the private sector was allowed in. Instead, in the cable segment, it has moved towards oligopoly. And in the satellite segment there is still less than free competition.

The report looks at submarine cable and satellite transponder supply plans that could bring more supply and competition into the industry. It also assesses whether demand growth stimulated by BPO, software center outsourcing, corporate growth, bandwidth-intensive activities, cable and DTH, and the coming growth in broadband would be adequate to sustain the increased supply.


The report uses all available data available from secondary sources, supplemented by contacts with key people in the bandwidth industry.

The report is segmented into the following chapters/sections:

  • Introduction
  • Current supply sources
  • VSNL's cable resources
  • Table 1.1: Submarine cable capacity in India
  • VSNL's hold on bandwidth supply
  • Bharti's cable resources
  • Reliance's cable resources
  • Demand levels and segments
  • Table 1.2: International cable bandwidth utilization
  • Table 1.3: International cable bandwidth utilization by segment
  • Table 1.4: Bandwidth needed for IDD voice (illustration)
  • VSNL and Bharti leased line earnings
  • Table 1.5: VSNL's leased line revenues (IPLC and Internet bandwidth)
  • Foreign carriers doing leased lines
  • Table 1.6: Foreign carriers offering IPLC half-circuits in India
  • Growth segments in leased lines and value-added corporate services
  • Table 1.7: Growth of VSNL IPLC and Internet leased lines
  • Table 1.8: Pattern of IPLC bandwidth contracts
  • Corporate networking growing fast
  • Moves to offer international IP-VPN
  • Bandwidth price trends
  • Causes of high price levels
  • Comparisons between Indian prices and those elsewhere
  • Foreign companies also take advantage of tight bandwidth position
  • VSNL moves to reduce DS3 prices
  • Plans of (each of) five operators
  • Emerging supply scenarios
  • Table 1.9: Submarine cable supply scenarios 2007-11
  • Nature of the satellite transponder market
  • Players and demand-supply trends
  • ISRO
  • Demand gap
  • Foreign satellite operators
  • TABLE 2.1: Foreign satcom players and their supplies
  • Transponder price fluctuations
  • Demand from ILD segment
  • Demand from ISPs
  • Broadcast demand
  • The broadband market
  • The VSAT market
  • Suppliers : ISRO
  • Foreign suppliers (each supplier)
  • Table 2.2: Foreign satellite companies in India
  • Agrani: India's only player
  • Drivers and expected movement of demand
  • Scenarios
  • Table 2.3: Transponder balance scenarios 2007-11
  • International voice
  • Internet and IPLC leased line bandwidth
  • Internet traffic growth
  • Tble 3.1: Internet traffic growth
  • Growth of broadband
  • Table 3.2: Broadband growth
  • Impact of broadband, multimedia, video-on-demand and ERP/ASP/e-commerce
  • Growth of International bandwidth needed for leased line, Internet and broadband traffic
  • Table 3.3: Demand for international bandwidth for leased lines, Internet and broadband
  • Data center growth can pare international bandwidth demand
  • Demand for global cross traffic
  • Demand for TV uplinking and mobile services
  • Other demand segments
  • Table 3.4: Demand for international bandwidth 2007-11

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