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analysts, Telecom company
executives and members
industry bodies. Nokia Siemens Networks India
Head - Corporate Finance Telecom Equipment Manufacturers
Association of India
Pawan K. Garg
Member - Radio Regulations Board 4 India 2012: Telecom growth continues India 2012: Telecom growth continues 5 Telecom growth continues
• Mobility for every other Indian • New growth areas for 2012 • Broadband — a key driver • Operators to target for larger “share of the wallet” • Telecom sector — resilient or impacted by economic slowdown? • 6 In perspective In conclusion India 2012: Telecom growth continues India 2012: Telecom growth continues 7 India 2012:
Telecom growth continues
Telecom sector: the
power performer in the
Telecommunications continues to be
one of India’s biggest success stories. In
recent years, the Telecom sector has been
delivering strong returns on investments
and steady subscriber additions.
This growth has been built on the wireless
revolution. The sector has charted an
impressive growth trajectory, adding
nearly 9 million subscribers per month.
Despite this, the overall tele-density was
recorded at 31.5% at the end of October
2008. The current wireless subscriber
base of over 325 million is expected to
exceed the half billion mark by 2010. Even
at this growth, India has one of the world’s
lowest mobile penetration levels at about
28% and one of the highest minutes of
usage (MOU) per subscriber per month,
at more than 400 minutes.
Multiple factors — planned and unplanned,
anticipated and unanticipated — have
coalesced to produce a remarkable decade
of continued success. These include
low tariffs, low handset prices, effective
Government regulation, higher incomes
and changes in customer behavior.
The Indian economy has recorded GDP
growth of over 8% for 12 successive
quarters since 2005. The Telecom sector
is expected to perform even bett...
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