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Report on India's basic and mobile telecom services business

India's telecom sector is fast reaching maturity. Unlike in the 1990s when the mobile phone was an elitist product, mobile operators now tap a mass market with mass marketing techniques. "Unified licensing" rules allow basic and mobile operators into each other's territory, and have ushered in perhaps the final phase of industry consolidation.

It seems that only companies with deep pockets, or consortia, can effectively compete as primary operators in basic and mobile markets. Economies of scale, scope, and end-to-end presence in long-distance as well as local telecom, are desirable.

There are, besides, new challenges. Operators are having to find new growth drivers for the wireline business. There are problems of getting broadband to take off, of technology choice, of when to introduce new technologies, and of developing a viable business model in an era of convergence.

This report analyses the changing features, opportunities and challenges facing the basic and mobile telecom services business. It covers the regulatory environment, markets, new services and revenue sources, tariff structures, economics of the industry, investment and technology issues, and the current and emerging competitive environment.

The report is not based on primary surveys, but comprehensively covers the secondary information and data, including information not easily available. Corporate contacts have been made to fill information gaps. The report's information base is regularly updated.

Scope of the Report

The report covers the following aspects :

  • MNC, investment bank and business perspectives on the basic and mobile segments
  • the regulatory framework and its impact on the industry
  • market demand, current and projected, in terms of subscribers, revenue and ARPU components
  • growth of market segments, like pre- and post-paid
  • new voice, data and IN services: volume and revenue growth and prospects
  • market shares, overall, and in major segments
  • Competitive environment
  • Impact of mergers and aquisitions
  • tariff policies and practices
  • developments in interconnection, numbering etc
  • industry economics, cost-revenue components, and profitability
  • investments in network expansion and new technologies
  • technology choices and comparisons
  • Competitive profiles of the major players, strengths and weaknesses, competitive strategies, and overall prospects
  • company valuations

Pricing and delivery

The report is priced at $175. It will be e-mailed, in Microsoft Word or html format. For hard copies an additional $45 is charged.

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