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Indian Telecom Network Capacity Doubles in 2 Years

Wireless Network Capacity IndiaThe Indian Telecom network capacity is a function of multiple parameters like spectrum allocation, number of sites (base stations), number of components on each site (no. of antennae, their frequency range, TRxs, etc). Theoretical calculations also require assumptions on busy hour usage – which may differ for regions and services. Increasingly, the choice of technology (2G/3G/4G, etc.) also plays a role in determining the Continue reading Indian Telecom Network Capacity Doubles in 2 Years

Mobile Broadband Growth – Boon for Bharti Infratel

Mobile Broadband Data in IndiaThe recent Spectrum Auction has brought much-needed clarity on the Spectrum Roadmap for Telecom Sector in India. Mobile operators have made significant investments in spectrum in Feb-14 auctions. To monetize this spectrum better, the operators need to increase their footprint geographically and ensure that their network is data-ready. Encouragingly, data growth has also picked up over the last one year in a meaningful manner. We note that telecom operators have installed 3G base stations on only 25% of their leased towers and Bharti Infratel generates only 10% incremental Continue reading Mobile Broadband Growth – Boon for Bharti Infratel

Tata DoCoMo a Strategic Fit for Merger / Acquisition by Vodafone

Vodafone Takeover of Tata DoCoMoNow that we have a clear Spectrum Policy (Auction is the only way), Mergers & Acquisition is something that will come in the limelight along with interconnect fees as the new Government takes over. In this backdrop, incumbent Vodafone is already exploring Merger / Acquisition with Tata DoCoMo which is strategically the best fit in the new entrants. Continue reading Tata DoCoMo a Strategic Fit for Merger / Acquisition by Vodafone

TRAI on more 3G & 800MHz Spectrum Auction, Roadmap for Sector

TRAI IndiaDr Rahul Khullar, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), met some institutional investors and analysts, to share the regulator’s views on Indian telecom sector post the recent round of spectrum auctions. The regulator took credit of the recently concluded auction by saying Average spectrum holding of telecom operators in India was the lowest globally before the Feb 2014 auctions.

Improving spectrum supply and sector consolidation will increase average spectrum holding and enhance customer experience. The following round of auctions Continue reading TRAI on more 3G & 800MHz Spectrum Auction, Roadmap for Sector