India is widely regarded as the fastest growing smartphone market in the world. With phones ranging from Rs. 2000 ($33) to Rs. 73000 ($1200), there is every type of market segment in the country. The estimated number of smartphone users at the end of last year was 117 million and this number is expected to rise to about 200 million by the end of 2014. It is safe to conclude that about 15% of country’s 1.25 billion population and 25% of its 800… Continue
Added by Gunjan Indrayan on October 7, 2014 at 12:21pm —
Britain-based Vodafone is the second largest mobile service provider on the planet after China Mobile. The company has about 435 million subscribers in 26 countries around the world. Recently, Vodafone reported group revenue of £10.2 billion ($17.3 billion) after the quarter that ended in June 2014. While this was up 6.2% on an absolute basis year-on-year given the strong pound currency, it was down 4.4% on organic basis. Organic… Continue
Added by Gunjan Indrayan on July 29, 2014 at 12:14am —
Recent national elections have resulted in a government change in India. The new government is considered to be business and investor friendly and many industries including telecom have come up with a wish list even before the new office-bearers can settle down. A reform friendly regime can provide a big boost to this beleaguered sector in India. The industry has faced turbulent headwinds for a while now and it is badly looking for some relief.… Continue
Added by Gunjan Indrayan on June 3, 2014 at 11:49am —
India Wireless Market Update
- The Indian wireless market grew at 32% Y/Y in the period between December, 2008 to 2009.
- India continues to be the hottest market on the planet in terms of net-adds with (again) a world record-setting month in Jan 2010 with 19.9 million net adds. For the year 2009, India added 177 million subs vs. 106 million for China. Combined, one year of growth in these two market is equivalent to the size of the…
Added by BPT on April 2, 2010 at 6:30am —
BP Tiwari , www.beyond4g.org
Do we ever have Mobile WiMAX in India? I think it is reasonable to say that , by the end of 2010 we will have at least top 10 markets in India covered by Mobile WiMAX with minimum of 2 operators. This is really a big push for wimax community and broadband in country. The government of India has finally released notice inviting applications to auctions radio spectrum for 3G and BWA services.
3G spectrum will… Continue
Added by BPT on February 26, 2010 at 2:56am —
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. has launched the first Indian WiMAX commercial network in Ajmer, Rajasthan in partnership with India Communications Corporation Limited (BSNL), announced the leading Chinese telecommunications equipment provider.
The WiMAX network mainly provides high-speed data service for remote rural areas of the country, helping local residents to get the latest information relating to business, education, and medical treatment.
Huawei has provided BSNL… Continue
Added by Alan J Weissberger on December 30, 2009 at 8:32pm —
Well, after a great deal of waiting, and as the commonwealth games are due in 2010, the auctions of 3G could not be postponed any longer. How could one tell the world at that time that we are now the only major country in Asia that does not have 3G yet?.It also pinches that there is no mobile TV or HDTV or digital terrestrial broadcasting.Also the fact that 4G-LTE netorks are about to be commissioned in Japan and USA does not add to any showoffs of technology which needs to be displayed at big… Continue
Added by Amitabh on September 4, 2009 at 9:30am —
Is India's WiMAX Project Doomed To Fail?
India - Tenders - 10 Aug 2009 - MTNL
Indian state-owned operator MTNL is seeking to deploy its WiMAX network on a franchisee basis. Bidders have been invited to a tender, which will see the winner establish and run the company's WiMAX operations. The company joins fellow state-owned operator BSNL in offering this type of agreement. The advantages for both BSNL and MTNL are the minimised risks and costs involved. Low Penetration To Impact… Continue
Added by Naomi Liu on August 17, 2009 at 11:29pm —
5 Jan 2009
It appears that the Foggy weather in Delhi extends to much more than just atmosphere, certainly to the Foggy Policies and to the ministries of Telecom and Finance. The Ministry of Finance has recommended the doubling of the reserve prices to $ 8 Billion for 3G and $ 4 Billion for WiMAX. Even though such events are quite common to policy watchers and hardly ruffle any feathers, this one takes the cake for a number of reasons.
In principle we… Continue
Added by Amitabh on January 5, 2009 at 7:30am —
The Department of Telecom has today released the Information memorandum setting in motion the process of 3G and Broadbandband spectrum auction. The document is available on the DOT website ( http://www.dot.gov.in/as/Auctionindex.htm) The start of the 3G auction is from 16 Jan 2009 and the BWA auction begins two days after the closure of the 3G auction.
For WiMAX, the spectrum will be auctioned in the 2.3 and 2.5 GHz bands. Three blocks of 20 MHz are on the block for auction. The… Continue
Added by Amitabh on December 12, 2008 at 8:47am —
Major broadband operators who have been trying to make the best of WiMAX technology may now have reason to cheer as the DOT plans to auction the prime WiMAX spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band. This auction, which forms a part of the pre-announced plan for the auction of 3G and WiMAX spectrum is being considered very important by the potential bidders owing to many reasons.
First, the 2.5 GHz band is ideally suited for Mobile WiMAX and WiMAX Forum approved profiles and devices certified for the… Continue
Added by Amitabh on November 27, 2008 at 11:13pm —
A Workshop ( Wireless India 2009) on March 2-4 2009 promises to be a major regulatory and policy maker melting pot. A dedicated group of experts ( Wireless Knowledge Woking group ) is now putting final touches to one of the largest wireless events of its kind to be held in India. Involving WiMAX, 3G and Mobile Broadcasting, this promises to bring together all the wireless technologies, their regulation and resource allocation ( such as spectrum) under a scanner.
Watch out for more… Continue
Added by Amitabh Kumar on October 27, 2008 at 7:05am —
The sorry saga of WiMAX in India continues. We think India is vitally important to the health of the mobile WiMAX industry as it is potentially the largest emerging market for that technology. China has shown no interest in WiMAX and is pursuing their homegrown 3G technology instead. So that leaves India as the kingpin for WiMAX deployment in developing markets.
For background info, please refer to: http://viodi.com/2008/08/11/wimax-in-india/
It seems we've been duped… Continue
Added by Alan J Weissberger on October 24, 2008 at 12:40pm —
The newly announced changes to the 3G auction Policy and the WiMAX spectrum auctions now contains elements of recognition that WiMAX is not simply a way to extend wireless but an entirely viable and complete technology in itself. The recognition of the importance of WiMAX to be able to operate as an independent network providing voice, video and data services came in the form of doubling of the minimum reserve price for WiMAX auctions from Rs. 50.5 Billion ( $1.2Billion) to Rs 100.10 Billion (… Continue
Added by Amitabh Kumar on September 12, 2008 at 3:08am —
The WiMAX signals emanating from India are indeed strong, with companies such as Tata Communications committing $ 500 million on the rollouts. Companies in India such as Telsima are also technology suppliers worldwide.
However the present rollouts in India are mostly based on Fixed WiMAX in the 3.4-3.6 GHz bands. The reality however is that virtually all new rollouts are now happening with Mobile WiMAX in 2.5 or 2.3 GHz bands. Mobile WiMAX technology is vastly superior with features such… Continue
Added by Amitabh Kumar on April 22, 2008 at 7:44am —