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Indian Telecommunication Sector Essay

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INDIAN TELECOMMUNICATION SECTOR I Introduction Indian telecom industry is growing at a great pace & India is expected to become a manufacturing hub for telecom equipment. Indian telecom equipment manufacturing sector is set to become one of the largest sectors globally by 2010. Due to rising demand for a wide range of telecom equipment, particularly in the area of mobile telecommunications, has provided excellent opportunities to domestic and foreign investors in the manufacturing sector. II Opportunitie s The Indian telecom market is expected to grow three fold by 2012 & market size over US $ 8 billion. Moreover the government has ...view middle of the document...

Total estimate of investment opportunity of USS 22 billion expected over the next five years. Investment opportunity of $22 billion across many areas: Ø Telecom Devices and Software for Internet Ø Broadband and Direct To Home Services
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Ø Gateway exchange Ø Set top box Ø Modem Ø Mobile handsets and consumer premise equipments Ø Gaming devices Ø EPABX Ø Telecom Software Ø Telecom Services for voice and data via a range of technologies. With the rapid growth of the telecom network, there are further opportunities to expand the telecom infrastructure and research and development. III Regulatory policy The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is the concerned authority for all matters relating to telecom. The department is responsible for formulating the developmental policies; granting licenses for various telecom services; promoting standardization, research and development as well as private investment in the sector. An independent regulatory body called as the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was established in 1997, under the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997.The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 was amended by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Act, 2000. By the Amendment Act, an Appellate Tribunal known as the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has been set up to protect the interests of service providers and consumers of the telecom sector. 74% to 100% FDI permitted for various telecom services. FIPB approval required for foreign investment exceeding 49% in all telecom services. 100% FDI permitted in telecom equipment manufacturing on automatic approval basis.

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Indian has a telecom policy viz. Telecom Policy of 1994 aims to encourage private and foreign investment. Which has opened the doors of the sector for private players and the process was given a further boost by the telecom policy announced in 1999 viz. New Telecom Policy...

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