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India Telecom Infrastructure: Constratints and Opportunities

India Telecom Infrastructure: Constratints and Opportunities

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India telecom growth story may take a U turn if the infrastructure problem is not sorted out soon. I did this research 2 years back. But things became more relevant in 2010.
India telecom growth story may take a U turn if the infrastructure problem is not sorted out soon. I did this research 2 years back. But things became more relevant in 2010.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ................................................................................................ 3
 
1. INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................... 4
 
1. CURRENT STATE OF TELECOM INFRASTRUCTURE .......................................... 6
 
3. TRENDS IN TELECOM INFRASTRUCTURE SPACE .............................................. 9
 
3.1Wireline...................................................................................................................... 9
 
3.1.1 Demands from operators .................................................................................... 9
 
3.2 Wireless................................................................................................................... 10
 
3.3 Demands from operators ..................................................................................... 10
 
4. CONSTRAINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES ................................................................. 10
 
4.1.1 Inadequate Infrastructure ................................................................................. 10
 
4.1.2 High OpEx ....................................................................................................... 11
 
4.1.3 Insufficient Spectrum ....................................................................................... 11
 
4.2 Constraints or Opportunities? ................................................................................. 12
 
4.2.1 Telecom Infrastructure Sharing ....................................................................... 12
 
4.2.2 Operation and Maintenance Outsourcing ........................................................ 15
 
4.2.3 BPL (Broadband over Power Lines) ................................................................ 17
 
4.2.3 Green Solution for Wireless Infrastructure Development ............................... 18
 
5. CONCLUSION ............................................................................................................. 20
 
REFERENCES ................................................................................................................. 20
 
Table of Figures
Figure 1: Region-wise Mobile Subscriber Base ................................................................. 4Figure 2: Subscriber Growth in Indian Telecom Market .................................................... 5Figure 3: Revenue Growth in Indian Telecom Market ....................................................... 5Figure 4: Spectrum Map of India ...................................................................................... 11Figure 5: Infrastructure Sharing: Opportunities and Challenges ...................................... 14Figure 6: Outsource to single service provider ................................................................. 15Figure 7: Outsource to Multiple to Service Providers ...................................................... 16Figure 8: Outsource to Multiple Service Providers .......................................................... 16Figure 9: Working of BPL ................................................................................................ 17
 
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India is the third largest in terms of subscriber base and number one in terms of mobilegrowth. It has overtaken China in terms of subscriber acquisition and is adding around 6-7 mn lines every month. Adding to it, several compelling economic, demographic andsocial factors are also likely to fuel subscriber growth in the country. The high averagereal GDP growth of 8% in each of the last three years; a large young, working population(65% below 35 years by 2011); a fast-growing and progressively richer middle class; anda huge disparity in affordability of wireless services vs actual mobile penetration, are allpointers to the potential demand in the pipeline.But we still have a long way to go, as vast geography is still not covered. Right now,cellular telecom service providers are present in more than 5,000 towns and cities andone lakh plus villages across the country. In terms of tele-density there is a wide gap-withmetros at around 40 and rural areas at 2.5. Indian market is also unique as it has thelowest call tariff in the world, lowest ARPU, and highest minutes of usage.While the economic and demographic environment in India are conducive to strongsubscriber growth in the coming years, there are three industry-related factors that couldpresent a challenge to operators either in terms of subscriber growth or profitability at thecost of growth or both. These factors are: affordability of handsets, high upfront cost of setting up of own telecom infrastructure in new geographies and shortage of 2Gspectrum.However, like every cloud has a sliver lining; these constraints forced the telecomindustry to become operationally more efficient and profitable by evolving new businessmodels like infrastructure sharing and outsourcing of network. These challengeschannelized the energy of telecom service providers in identifying probable technologicalsolutions and utilizing the other vast established infrastructures (like power lines) to reachthe end customers.

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