Tuesday, February 13, 2007

India - Vodafone just paid $11.1b for 67% of Hutchison Essar

Fixed line service providers:
BSNL includes WLL services (wireless in local loop)
MTNL includes WLL services
Bharthi Ltd includes WLL services
GSM operators:
MTNL - Idea cellular - Airtel ( www.airtel.in ) - Hutch (www.hutch.in )
Reliance infocomm

Service providers:
Aircel Digilink India Limited - Haryana, Rajasthan, U.P. ( East)
Aircel Limited - Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Bharti Cellular Limited - Delhi (Metro), Mumbai (Metro), Kolkata (Metro), Chennai (Metro), Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Goa, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, UP (West), UP (East), West Bengal
BPL Cellular Limited - Mumbai (Metro), Kerala, Maharashtra & Goa, Tamil Nadu
Hutch Group - Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Punjab
Idea Cellular Limited - Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh,Kerala, Haryana, U.P.(W), Madhya Pradesh
Reliance Telecom Limited - Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, North East, Orissa, West Bengal
Spice Communications Limited - Karnataka, Punjab also www.spicetele.com

1. BSNL - All India (except Delhi & Mumbai)
2. MTNL - Delhi & Mumbai
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. formed in October, 2000, is World's 7th largest Telecommunications Company providing comprehensive range of telecom services in India: Wireline, CDMA mobile, GSM Mobile, Internet, Broadband, Carrier service, MPLS-VPN, VSAT, VoIP services, IN Services etc. Within a span of five years it has become one of the largest public sector unit in India. BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country and now focusing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications in villages and wining customer's confidence. Today, it has about 47.3 million line basic telephone capacity, 4 million WLL capacity, 20.1 Million GSM Capacity, more than 37382 fixed exchanges, 18000 BTS, 287 Satellite Stations, 480196 Rkm of OFC Cable, 63730 Rkm of Microwave Network connecting 602 Districts, 7330 cities/towns and 5.5 Lakhs villages.BSNL is the only service provider, making focused efforts and planned initiatives to bridge the Rural-Urban Digital Divide ICT sector. In fact there is no telecom operator in the country to beat its reach with its wide network giving services in every nook & corner of country and operates across India except Delhi & Mumbai. Whether it is inaccessible areas of Siachen glacier and North-eastern region of the country. BSNL serves its customers with its wide bouquet of telecom services.BSNL is numero uno operator of India in all services in its license area. The company offers vide ranging & most transparent tariff schemes designed to suite every customer.BSNL cellular service, CellOne, has more than 17.8 million cellular customers, garnering 24 percent of all mobile users as its subscribers. That means that almost every fourth mobile user in the country has a BSNL connection. In basic services, BSNL is miles ahead of its rivals, with 35.1 million Basic Phone subscribers i.e. 85 per cent share of the subscriber base and 92 percent share in revenue terms. BSNL has more than 2.5 million WLL subscribers and 2.5 million Internet Customers who access Internet through various modes viz. Dial-up, Leased Line, DIAS, Account Less Internet(CLI). BSNL has been adjudged as the NUMBER ONE ISP in the country. BSNL has set up a world class multi-gigabit, multi-protocol convergent IP infrastructure that provides convergent services like voice, data and video through the same Backbone and Broadband Access Network. At present there are 0.6 million DataOne broadband customers. The company has vast experience in Planning, Installation, network integration and Maintenance of Switching & Transmission Networks and also has a world class ISO 9000 certified Telecom Training Institute.Scaling new heights of success, the present turnover of BSNL is more than Rs.351,820 million (US $ 8 billion) with net profit to the tune of Rs.99,390 million (US $ 2.26 billion) for last financial year. The infrastructure asset on telephone alone is worth about Rs.630,000 million (US $ 14.37 billion). BSNL plans to expand its customer base from present 47 millions lines to 125 million lines by December 2007 and infrastructure investment plan to the tune of Rs. 733 crores (US$ 16.67 million) in the next three years.The turnover, nationwide coverage, reach, comprehensive range of telecom services and the desire to excel has made BSNL the No. 1 Telecom Company of India.

India Mobile Subscriber Statistics - December-2006
At the end of December 2006, India has 146.1 Million Mobile subscribers. [40.7 Million CDMA + 105.4 GSM].
Top 5 Mobile Service Providers in India [GSM and CDMA]:
1. Bharti Airtel Ltd - 31.2 Million subscribers
2. Reliance Communications Ltd - 29.7 Million subscribers [26.3 Million CDMA + 3.4 Million GSM]
3. BSNL Cellone - 23.61 Million [Excludes MTNL in Mumbai and Delhi]
4. Hutchison Essar - Hutch - 19.06 Million [Excludes BPL Mumbai]
5. Tata Indicom Mobile - 14.4 Million [All CDMA]
Top 5 GSM Service Providers in India
1. Bharti Airtel Ltd - 31.2 Million subscribers
2. BSNL Cellone - 23.61 Million [ Excludes MTNL in Mumbai and Delhi ]
3. Hutchison Essar - Hutch - 19.06 Million
4. Idea cellular Ltd - 12.43 Million
5. Reliance Telecom - 3.3 Million

RCom and Tata Indicom are the only two major service providers in CDMA segment.
Reliance Communications now has 26.3 Million CDMA [includes WLL] mobile subscribers and 3.7 3.4 Million GSM mobile subscribers taking the tally to 30 29.7 Million. Tata Indicom which is focusing only on CDMA had a good quarter too. It’s mobile subscriber base now stands at 14.4 Million [includes WLL].

Indian GSM subs pass 127 million in September
India added 4.39 million new GSM users in September, the highest ever monthly additions figure, boosting the total mobile base to more than 127.83 million, according to the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI). Bharti Airtel, 30.8% owned by SingTel, state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Hutchison Telecommunications remain the country’s largest GSM providers with 27.06 million, 20.94 million and 20.36 million customers respectively at the end of period. The COAI says more than three quarters of India’s mobile customers use GSM technology. The remainder utilise CDMA-based platforms; CDMA operators have yet to report subscriber figures for September.

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