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Unformatted text preview: penetration. India is a unique market as far as the internet subscriber base is concerned. As of June 2008, there were 11.7 million internet users. There were an additional 75.9 million users who accessed the internet on their wireless phones.42 This Broadband penetration continues to be very low Broadband subs (Mns) Taiwan 64 5 4 Penetration % 20 10 885 55 4 3 Turkey S Korea UK France Japan Germany USA China 5 0 11 9 Mexico 16 16 15 Netherlands 20 20 20 18 3 India 18 28 Russia 24 30 26 Brazil 40 26 25 Australia 26 22 Spain 24 33 30 Italy 60 40 76 Canada Subs (Mns) 80 77 0 Broadband population penetration (%) Source: World Broadband statistics June 2008, Point Topic 36 37 CII-Ernst & Young analysis 38 Ibid. 39 Ibid. 40 Ibid. 41 http://point-topic.com/content/dslanalysis/bbaforecast081119.htm 42 26 Broadband Policy 2004, Government of India; Ministry of Communication of Information Technology; Department of Telecommunications, Page 6 Telecom Services Performance Indicators April-June 2008, TRAI, 7 October 2008, Page 23 India 2012: Telecom growth continues figure is expected to rise to 196 million in 2012.43 The share of wireless internet users will rise from 26.5% to 30% of the total mobile subscribers in June 2008 to 30% in 2012.44 The arrival of 3G and WiMax will drive the uptake of wireless broadband. It is estimated that India and Japan will be the largest markets for WiMAX in the Asia-Pacific region by 2012, with an estimated 35.7%, and 16.9% share, respectively, of the total regional market, followed by Pakistan and China.45 On the WiMax front, India’s market leadership will be fostered by ambitious investment plans by Telecom operators and the replacement of ageing or legacy fixed-line broadband infrastructure. Critical success factors for broadband growth The Government needs to implement key initiatives for broadband on fixed lines to take-off: • The local loop needs to be unbundled. Although TRAI recommended local loop unbundling (LLU) in 2004, it has still not been implemented. It is tim...
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