Telecom Industry

  • India is the world’s second-largest telecommunications market, with over 1.21 billion subscribers as of July 2017. The wireless segment (98.02 per cent of total telephone subscriptions) dominates the market. It has also been growing at a brisk pace.
  • During FY07-17, wireless subscriptions witnessed a CAGR of 21.64 per cent to reach1,170.2million. India is also the second largest country in terms of internet subscribers. The country is now the world’s second largest smartphone market and will have almost one billion unique mobile subscribers by 2020. Revenues from the telecom equipment sector are expected to grow to US$ 26.38 billion by 2020.
  • Major sectors of the Indian telecommunication industry are telephone, internet and television broadcast Industry in the country which is in an ongoing process of transforming into next generation network, employs an extensive system of modern network elements such as digital telephone exchanges, mobile switching centres, media gateways and signalling gateways at the core, interconnected by a wide variety of transmission systems using fibre-optics or Microwave radio relay networks.
  • The access network, which connects the subscriber to the core, is highly diversified with different copper-pair, optic-fibre and wireless technologies. DTH, a relatively new broadcasting technology has attained significant popularity in the Television segment. The introduction of private FM has given a fillip to the radio broadcasting in India.
  • Telecommunication in India has greatly been supported by the INSAT system of the country, one of the largest domestic satellite systems in the world. India possesses a diversified communications system, which links all parts of the country by telephone, Internet, radio, television and satellite.

The telecom sector is by nature a very dynamic and fast-moving sector, both in terms of technology and innovations that are infused into it and also in terms of the growing usage, scope, and expectations from the consumers.
Telecommunications is like nervous system of a human body; it interconnects different industrial sectors seamlessly and helps them leverage the modern connected and communication-dependent world. Government of India’s new initiatives of Make in India, Digital India, and Smart Cities has further given push to demand for skilled manpower for the telecom sector.