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Telecom industry in India has undergone a revolution during the past few years with tremendous growth in the

telecom subscriber base. Additionally, the country’s telecom industry is one of the fastest growing and one of the largest telecommunication networks in the world. With the ongoing investments into infrastructure deployment, the country is projected to witness high penetration of Internet, broadband, and mobile subscribers in near future. According to our new analytical study on the sector “Indian Telecom Analysis (20082012)”, mobile telephony continues to fuel growth in the Indian telecom sector with mobile subscriber base projected to grow at a CAGR of around 6.6% during 2011-12 2014-15. Other segments of the industry, like Internet are also anticipated to witness strong growth in terms of both subscriber addition and network infrastructure deployment during the forecast period. Moreover, with the launch of 3G services, the country is expected to witness rapid surge in the broadband subscribers’ base during the coming years. Tele-density in India has significantly improved during the past few years and has covered large portion of the country’s population owing to the improving network infrastructure. Further, launch of advanced telecom services, such as 3G and IPTV will also drive growth in the Indian telecom subscriber base during the forecast period. Moreover, mobile handset market is expected to register robust growth in near future. In this regard, our report provides rational analysis of the factors, which are driving the growth of mobile handset market in India. Additionally, various factors driving the overall telecom market have been thoroughly analyzed in the report. Our report “Indian Telecom Analysis (2008-2012)” is an outcome of an extensive research and conceptual analysis of the telecom industry in India. The report provides a detail study of the Indian telecom sector and presents an analysis of the competitive environment prevailing in the industry. The report thoroughly studies fixed, mobile, Internet, and broadband markets in terms of both players as well as number of subscribers. It also presents the future outlook of the Indian telecom sector to help clients identify the growth opportunities in the market. Besides, the report covers the information of the key players in the Indian telecom industry along with their strengths and weaknesses. Telecom industry in India has undergone a revolution during the past few years with tremendous growth in the telecom subscriber base. Additionally, the country‟s telecom industry is one of the fastest growing and one of the largest telecommunication networks in the world. With the ongoing investments into infrastructure deployment, the country is projected to witness high penetration of Internet, broadband, and mobile subscribers in near future. According to our new analytical study on the sector “Indian Telecom Analysis (2008-2012)”, mobile telephony continues to fuel growth in the Indian telecom sector with mobile subscriber base projected to grow at a CAGR of around 6.6% during 2011-12 - 2014-15. Other segments of the industry, like Internet are also anticipated to witness strong growth in terms of both subscriber addition and network infrastructure deployment during the forecast period. Moreover,

It also presents the future outlook of the Indian telecom sector to help clients identify the growth opportunities in the market. which are driving the growth of mobile handset market in India. launch of advanced telecom services. and broadband markets in terms of both players as well as number of subscribers. the report covers the information of the key players in the Indian telecom industry along with their strengths and weaknesses. Our report “Indian Telecom Analysis (2008-2012)” is an outcome of an extensive research and conceptual analysis of the telecom industry in India. Tele-density in India has significantly improved during the past few years and has covered large portion of the country‟s population owing to the improving network infrastructure. Internet. such as 3G and IPTV will also drive growth in the Indian telecom subscriber base during the forecast period.with the launch of 3G services. various factors driving the overall telecom market have been thoroughly analyzed in the report. Moreover. our report provides rational analysis of the factors. the country is expected to witness rapid surge in the broadband subscribers‟ base during the coming years. Additionally. Besides. . In this regard. mobile. The report provides a detail study of the Indian telecom sector and presents an analysis of the competitive environment prevailing in the industry. mobile handset market is expected to register robust growth in near future. The report thoroughly studies fixed. Further.

Nokia has been voted as India‟s Most Trusted Brand again and retains their first position from the last year according to a recent survey conducted by research firm Trust Research Advisory (TRA). Vodafone moved a step back this year and remains at the 17th place. India Study. South Korean giants LG and SAMSUNG has moved one spot front that stands at 3rd and 4th place in the household appliance category. Airtel leads by retaining the same 9th spot as last year. In the telecom sector. . followed by the Idea at the 18th place that was at the 38th spot last year. BlackBerry saw great improvement. They moved to 32nd spot from the 84th spot last year. Sony has moved to the 5th spot from the 3rd compared to last year in the electronics category. 2012 (BTR 2012) has listed India‟s 1000 Most Trusted Brands and this research was conducted among 2718 „influencer‟ respondents across 15 cities. The Brand Trust Report. Tata has also retained the 2nd place as last year.

The whole company was valued at USD 18.1 billion. Samsung finished the quarter and the year reaching new record levels: breaking the 90 million unit mark for the first time in a single quarter and breaking the 300 million mark for the first time in a single year. It offers both prepaid and postpaid GSM cellular phone coverage throughout India with good presence in the metros. pipping Reliance Communications. Nokia's broad distribution around the world and manufacturing capabilities make it a serious contender to maintain its leadership position. pushed Samsung closer to market leader Nokia. and Galaxy Y). was the primary . 2007. while the other 26% will be owned by Indian investors. While both have received positive response from the market. customer engagement. combined with changing market conditions in key markets. The company took another step in its storied transition. formerly Vodafone Essar and Hutchison Essar. Vodafone agreed to acquire the controlling interest of 67% held by Li Ka Shing Holdings in Hutch-Essar for US$11. Galaxy Note. The UK firm paid $5. which is the owner of the remaining 33%. Leading the charge for Samsung was its growing smartphone volumes. along with its own steadily growing feature phone volumes. Vodafone Group agreed terms for the buy-out of its partner Essar from its Indian mobile phone business.[1] It has approximately 146. It will leave Vodafone owning 74% of the Indian business.Vodafone India. Still. Maharashtra and which operates nationally.8 billion.[3] The transaction closed on 8 May. with fewer than 20 million units separating them in 4Q11. mass market models (Galaxy Ace. has prompted Nokia to change its strategy on Symbian smartphones. That represents the Cupertino-based company's highest-ever ranking on IDC's Top 5 global mobile phone leaderboard. Galaxy Nexus). and Essar Group.75G services based on 900 MHz and 1800 MHz digital GSM technology.84 million customers as of November 2011. the increased focus on the Lumia. Hinduja Group. Vodafone India provides 2. At the same time. 2007. Nokia has been quick to adjust its retail experience. is the third largest mobile network operator in India after Airtel and Reliance Communications. boosted by the release of several high-end devices (Galaxy S II. in compliance with Indian law. The launch of Apple's iPhone 4S smartphone.46 billion to its Indian counterpart to take Essar out of its 33% stake in the Indian subsidiary. Fewer Symbian devices will be sold in 2012. It is based in Mumbai. Vodafone India launched 3G services in the country in the January-March quarter of 2011 and plans to spend up to $500 million within two years on its 3G networks Vendor Highlights Nokia finished the year exactly where it began: as the undisputed leader of total mobile phone shipments. and hardware bug fixes. and new Windows Phone smartphones (Focus Flash and the Focus S). having officially launched its first Windows Phone-powered Lumia smartphones and its Asha line of smartphone-like feature phones. These.[2] On 11 February. Apple jumped into the third spot globally from the fifth spot last quarter thanks to a recordbreaking quarter of shipments. On July 2011. which is now available in over 90 countries (as of mid-January).

7% 20. While part of the slowing growth can be attributed to softening demand for feature phones. sinking to levels not seen since the second quarter of 2007.3% 6. LG's total volumes declined for the third consecutive quarter. especially LTE-powered models. the quarter did have some bright spots. Shipments. On a full-year basis. Still.9% 6.7 80. Driving this result was a combination of waning interest in its aging feature phones and stalled smartphone volumes.1% in 2011. Q4 2011 (Units in Millions) Vendor 4Q11 Unit 4Q11 Market 4Q10 Unit 4Q10 Market Year-overShipments Share Shipments Share year Change Nokia Samsung Apple LG Electronics ZTE Others Total 113. and branched out into North America. Long known as a purveyor of entry level devices.1% Source: IDC Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker.0% 7.9% 128. the Tania. the worldwide mobile phone market maintained its upward trajectory by growing 11. including a return to profitability and a warm reception for its Optimus LTE smartphones across multiple markets.6% 3.2 30.4% -42.7% 4.0% 33.1% 4.9% 33.7 135. which was down from the 18.0% -8. . Top Five Mobile Phone Vendors. with fewer than a million units separating the two vendors.0% 4.6% 22.0 17.6 37.7% year-over-year growth experienced in 2010.8% 100. Chinese vendor ZTE nearly tied with LG for fourth place. from a full year perspective. but it also gained presence in EMEA and Latin America.5 97. ZTE's smartphones increasingly moved into the spotlight.7 16. February 1.7% 100.9 402. 2012 will feature more smartphones from LG. 2012 Note: Vendor shipments are branded shipments and exclude OEM sales for all vendors.5 427.1 144.S. and Japan were particularly strong given extra sales days in the quarter and carrier distribution.8% 8. The company's primary targets included countries throughout Asia/Pacific.8 30.2% 8. Key models for the quarter included its popular mass-market Blade and mid-range Skate Android smartphones.7 17.2% 20. LG posted the largest full year-over-year decline among the leading vendors. but the competition has similar smartphone strategies.reason the company leapt over LG and ZTE in 4Q11. Device sales in the U.0% 123. and recently the company added its first Windows Phone-powered smartphone. and Market Share.6 15.4 26. In addition.

and Market Share Calendar Year 2011 (Units in Millions) Vendor 2011 Unit 2011 Market 2010 Unit 2010 Market Year-overShipments Share Shipments Share year Change Nokia 417.6 1.0 21.9% 24.2 88.7 50.3% 6.1 1.0 32.4% 8.1% 3.3% 35.4 93.1% .6% -7.4% 3.5 443.2 47. Top Five Mobile Phone Vendors.0% 280.5 20.7% 4.546.9% 100.1 66.1 27.391.6% 96.7% 100. Shipments.IDC expects continued double-digit growth in the years ahead as smartphones continue to capture a greater share of the overall market.2% -24.1 552.0% 17.6% 31.5% 30.0% 5.5% 11.5 116.9% Samsung Apple LG Electronics ZTE Others Total 329.0% 453.