The impact of the Indian broadband wireless access auction

Date: October 23, 2010
Pages: 17
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Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Strategic Report
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The impact of the Indian broadband wireless access auction
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Following the successful completion of the Indian broadband wireless access (BWA) auctions, mobile broadband services will be launched by many of the large players in the Indian market. Ovum believes that these launches will be principally based on the LTE standard, resulting in mobile technologies dominating the Indian broadband market.

Executive summary
In a nutshell
Ovum view
India’s BWA auction
The Indian government’s role in promoting broadband
Auction brings new players and technologies
Reliance Industries and Qualcomm are the big winners
Incumbent GSM operators and ISPs have kept a low profile
LTE set to gain ascendancy over WiMAX
BWA winners’ deployment strategies
Different models and target segments
Tikona Networks
Bharti Airtel and Aircel
The broadband wireless opportunity in India
Close to 200 million connections by 2015
Small screen services will dominate the mix
Indian market outlook
Challenging broadband landscape
Factors constraining broadband growth in India
Investment in core networks but backhaul remains capacity deficient
Wireline broadband limited
Limited number of Internet exchanges and data centers
Affordability gap due to high broadband tariffs in India
Customer premises equipment prices unaffordable
Further reading


Table 1: BWA winners and their deployment strategies
Table 2: Broadband pricing in India


Figure 1: Indian BWA auction: average price for circle categories
Figure 2: Total prices paid by BWA winners for circles won
Figure 3: India’s broadband connections forecast: 2008–15
Figure 4: Large- and small-screen broadband connections in India
Figure 5: Breakdown of broadband connections
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