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Introduction

This is an update of India's telecoms market, covering mobile, fixed broadband, operator initiatives, consumer market trends, and regulation. It includes subscription and revenue forecasts for mobile and fixed broadband.

Highlights

  • Increased collaboration between service providers and local handset vendors is taking LTE to the masses. In a new industry development, Indian incumbents have introduced VoLTE-enabled low-cost feature phones, with the aim of migrating a large base of existing GSM subscribers to LTE.
  • Slipping ARPUs spell more trouble for incumbents. Mobile ARPU plummeted over the past year, falling to $1.90 in 2Q17, from $2.40 in 2Q16. The incumbents launched offers to combat RJio’s promotional offers and free services.
  • Telcos are disposing of non-strategic assets amid the changing industry scenario. In March 2017, Bharti Airtel sold a 10.3% stake in Bharti Infratel to raise INR62bn ($958m). The sum raised was used to pare debt and to combat competition from Reliance Jio.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the growth potential in the mobile and fixed broadband market.
  • Compares the development of key operators.
  • Identifies key industry movements in telcos, TV, and OTT.

Key questions answered

  • What are the big changes in the telecoms market?
  • What have operators done to differentiate themselves?
  • What is the expected outlook for India's TMT industry?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Introduction
  • Download 1: India Update, December 2017

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