Posts Tagged ‘Indian Telecom’
Challenges of Indian Telecom Industry
The mobile subscriber base in India expanded to 670.6 million in August 2010 with the addition of 18.2 million new users during the month. Indian telecom is the fastest growing industry next only to IT industry. It has been demonstrating strong growth due to the Government support in the form of many regulatory and policy changes during the last 15 years. The industry has always surpassed the expectations of government targets particularly in the area of tele-density which has reached 59% now. The key regulatory and policy changes which created positive impact on the industry are
- What is MVNO?
Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) is a telecom operator, who doesn’t own licensed spectrum or network infrastructure, but provides mobile phone services by buying wholesale airtime from existing operators (MNO) and selling it to end-user. They are also known as ‘switchless resellers’. Read the rest of this entry »
1. Telecom Tariff War
The Indian telecom industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India next only to IT. There are around 15 operators competing in the market for the telecom space in India. The Indian telecom sector is one of the most competitive markets in the world with a subscriber base of 670 million and growing at the rate of 15 – 20 million every month. Tariff rates in India are the lowest in the world which may be very good for the customers but the telecom companies are facing severe financial crisis due to declining revenue trend and profit margin. This has adversely affected the market capitalisation of all telecom companies and the share prices have taken a dip during the recent period. Read the rest of this entry »