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• In 2012, the total Telecom penetration The addition of each new subscriber
lowers average revenues. Despite
this, Indian Telecom companies
continue to post better results
than investor estimates. Indian
Telecom market will continue to
grow till 2012 at a robust pace.
Telecom landscape in 2012,
how will it look?
• In 2012, the total Telecom
subscriber base is expected to
reach approximately 690 to 700
million to include about 640 to
650 million wireless users and
approximately 45 to 50 million
fixed line users, driven by a rise
in communications demand from
semi-urban and rural India.
• In 2012, the internet subscriber
base is expected to rise to
approximately 45 million. Despite
25 to 30 million broadband
subscriptions, the broadband
penetration is still likely to reach
approximately 2.3%. However
broadband could see a 30% to 40%
increase from the said projections
if WiMax services gain traction
and entry barriers for customers
are significantly lowered through
cheaper devices and services. The
wireless internet base is estimated
to rise to approximately 196
million from the current 76 million. is expected to reach 58% to 60%.
Approximately 40% of rural users are
estimated to own a phone. Nearly
everyone in the urban constituencies in
India will have a Telecom connection.
Circle B and C would experience the
highest growth and would contribute
to about 60% of the total mobile
• In 2012, India’s Telecom services
industry revenues are projected to
reach USD54 billion, as compared with
USD31 billion in 2008. (Conversion
rate used USD1 = INR40)
• The blended ARPU is expected to
stabilize at approximately INR150
to INR155 by 2010, while MOU per
subscriber per month is projected to
stabilize at approximately 520 to 530
minutes in 2012.
• From early to mid part of 2009 to
2012, most of the Telecom circles are
expected to have approximately 12
operators(based on state boundaries
and socio-economic parameters).
However, by the latter half of this
period, consolidation activity is
imminent and would reduce the
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