Anjana, Prachi, Puneet, Sandeep 2
The rapid growth in Indian telecom industry has been contributing to India’s GDP at large. Telecom
industry in India started to set up in a phased approach. Privatisation was gradually introduced, first invalue-added services, followed by cellular and basic services. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI), was established to regulate and deal with competition (the service providers). This gradual andthoughtful reform process in India has favoured industry growth. Upcoming services such as 3G andWiMax will help to further augment the growth rate.The Indian telecommunications industry is one of the fastest growing in the world and India is projected to become the second largest telecom marketglobally by 2010.This is evident from the facts of Telecom Industry for example, India added 113.26 million new
customers in 2008, the largest globally. The country’s cellular base witnessed close to 50 per cent
growth in 2008, with an average 9.5 million customers added every month. This would translate into612 million mobile subscribers, accounting for a tele-density of around 51 per cent by 2012. It isprojected that the industry will generate revenues worth US$ 43 billion in 2009-10.In this report we have tried to capture most of the areas of Telecom Industry. Major highlights of thereport are History of Telecom Industry, Current Industry Analysis, Role of TRAI, Spectrum allocation, FDIRegulation, Competitive advantages, Outsourcing in Telecom, Emerging Technologies, Latest Innovation,and Growth Trends, Mergers and Acquisitions.