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Introduction

Indian telecoms regulator, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), has introduced several reforms over the past few years to address the demands of a growing market.

Highlights

  • The revival of a delayed project may open up new investment avenues for telcos.
  • New VNO licenses could boost rural mobile penetration in the country.
  • Strong regulatory support for net neutrality could obstruct the broadband expansion plans in the country.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers insights into relevant regulated markets and the players identified as dominant in these markets.
  • Provides a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in the Indian telecoms sector.

Key questions answered

  • What services are subject to regulation in the Indian telecoms sector?
  • What impact have regulatory and policy changes had on various markets over the past year?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • National roaming

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • Quality of service
  • Regulation of bundles
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts

Universal service

  • The universal service obligation fund

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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