The Indian Telecommunications Industry

  • Driven by wireless revolution, the Indian telecommunications industry is one of the fastest growing in the world.
  • India has the second largest number of telephone subscribers in the world accounting for 12% of the world's total telephone subscribers.
  • The country's mobile subscriber base has reached 951.3 million wherein the operators added 8 million subscribers in March 2012.
  • Total broadband subscriber base increased from 13.54 million in February 2012 to 13.79 million in March 2012, registering a growth of 1.86%.
  • Total mobile handset shipments in India reached about 166 million units during the first eleven months of 2011, wherein Finnish handset maker Nokia accounted for 30.7% share of the market, followed by Samsung with 14.9% and Micromax with 5%. The overall shipments included 14.4 million feature phones and 1.07 million smartphones.
  • The segment is poised to witness a substantial growth at 63.4% from 2011-15 and is forecasted to achieve a shipment of 77.5 million by 2015 in the Indian market.