With over 600mn internet subscribers as of June 2019, India is the world’s second largest internet market.

US$100bn

telecom investment expected in India by 2022.

8.2%

economic growth contributed by Digital India.

US$26.4bn

revenues from telecom equipment sector by 2020.

75%

increase in India's internet coverage to 446mn.

165%

growth in app downloads in the past 2 years.

9.8GB

of maximum data usage by an average Indian smartphone user is the highest in the world.

500mn

new internet users are expected to be added in India over the next five years with improved mobile-phone penetration.

Mobile Apps

In 2017, India surpassed the US to become the second-largest market in terms of the number of mobile app downloads.

US$217.4bn

total economic value expected to be created by the fast-growing Indian mobile industry by 2020.

6X

increase in Government spending on telecommunications infrastructure and services over 2009-14 to 2014-19.

OFC

Country-wide Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) coverage doubled from 700,000 km to 1.4m km, improving connection quality.

100%

FDI is allowed in the Telecom, wherein up to 49% is allowed through the automatic route.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

ap@trai.gov.in

91-11-2323 6308

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TRAI's mission is to create and nurture conditions for growth of telecommunications in the country in a manner and at a pace which will enable India to play a leading role in emerging global information society.

Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal

tdsat@nic.in

011-26876882

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The Tribunal exercises jurisdiction over Telecom, Broadcasting, IT and Airport tariff matters under the TRAI Act.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

ddgpg@bsnl.co.in

1800-345-1500'

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BSNL is the only service provider, making focused efforts & planned initiatives to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in ICT sector.

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited

selfcare@mtnl.net.in

011 - 24310212/24320051

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MTNL is the principal provider of fixed-line telecommunication service in the two metropolitan cities of Delhi and Mumbai.

investment opportunities

  • National Telecom Policy 2018 (now named National Digital Communications Policy – 2018) to draw investments worth US$100b by 2022.
  • Government intends to set up over 1m internet-enabled service centres.
  • FDI cap in the telecom sector has been increased to 100% from 74%.
  • Digital India to connect sectors such as healthcare, retail through internet.

key investors

India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive and capital establishments

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