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Foreword
India is amongst the fastest growing telecommunications markets across the globe. The average monthly mobile subscribergrowth over the past year has been 15-17 million customers. Currently, the mobile subscriber base is approximately 671 million (asof August 2010). The overall teledensity for India has already surpassed 60 percent and the market continues to exhibit unabatedgrowth
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.With the successfully concluded auctions of the 3G and BWA spectrum, this growth is set to become even more aggressive.Indian telecom operators have very effectively worked with rest of the telecom ecosystem to enable India emerge as the countrywhich offers the lowest mobile tariffs across the globe
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. All these achievements have helped India emerge as one of the mostattractive investment destinations for all international players looking to win a share of the second largest mobile market in theworld
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. These players can also look at leveraging on the successful low-cost model that India has pioneered.During the past year, several telecom players in India have made tremendous efforts to establish themselves on the globallevel through cross border mergers and acquisitions. These strategic alliances are a step towards the globalization of the Indiantelecommunication industry.The credit for the growth witnessed by the sector has to be attributed to the well-defined regulatory provisions designed by thegovernment. The government has been instrumental in making key policies to drive the rural growth which is expected to keepthis bullish phase going strong over the next decade. Within the rural area, there is additional focus to enhance the penetration ofbroadband and data usage. The aim is to wirelessly connect villages and remote areas through broadband and provide access tobasic facilities for health, education, banking and others.On the occasion of India Telecom 2010, the 5
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International Conference and Exhibition, the Department of Telecommunicationsis pleased to release this report on ‘Indian Telecom Success Story – Broadband for All’. Developed by KPMG in India and FICCI,it provides an overview of the Indian telecommunications sector and will serve as a useful reference manual for all stakeholdersincluding regulators, policy makers, telecom operators and the general public.
R. Chandrasekhar
SecretaryDepartment of Telecommunications & ITGovernment of IndiaNew Delhi
1 ‘Monthly Telecom Scenario – August 2010’, DoT, October 20102 ‘Mobile tariffs in India to decline by 25 percent’, Silicon India, May 20093 ‘India becomes 2nd largest mobile market in the world’, The Hindu Business Line, April 2008© 2010 KPMG, an Indian Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firmsaffiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.
 
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and KPMG are proud to present this report on “IndiaTelecom 2010 – Broadband for All”, in association with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).The present phase is extremely exciting for the telecommunication industry which is looking forward to 3G and BWA rollout tohelp re-invigorate the aggressive growth that the industry has witnessed in the past two years. Rapid swelling in the subscribernumbers has resulted in urban teledensity exceeding 100 percent. The rural market is expected to drive the next round of growthfor the voice-based services, while data services will create the much needed churn within the maturing urban markets.This report highlights the importance of broadband and data services market in India. Our aim has been to highlight the keyecosystem requirements and strategies that telcos may follow in order to achieve the government targets of broadbandsubscriptions. This report provides the reader an insight into how the telecom industry has evolved over the last decade. The reportalso highlights the growing importance of broadband and how it has the potential to contribute to the overall socio-economicdevelopment of rural IndiaWe are extremely grateful to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for providing us with this opportunity to work withthem for the India Telecom 2010 event.
Amit Mitra
Secretary GeneralFICCI, India
Sean Collins
Global ChairKPMG’s Communicationsand Media practice
Romal Shetty
 National HeadTelecomKPMG in India
Arpita Pal Agrawal
Head - TelecomRisk & ComplianceKPMG in India
© 2010 KPMG, an Indian Partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firmsaffiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.

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