The overall Indian Telecommunication Industry is the second largest in the world based on the total number of telephone users (both fixed and mobile phone). Strict government policies and regulations implemented by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) have enabled a hyper-competitive environment among service providers, this is the reason that it has one of the lowest call tariffs in the world. It has the world’s third-largest Internet user-base. According to the Department of Telecommunication of India (DoT), as on March 2015, India has 302.35 Million internet connections. Telephony, Internet & Television Broadcast Industry (DTH) as major sector of Indian telecommunication industry.
The rapid growth in telecommunication industry are the out come of liberal policies implemented by Government of India that provides easy market access for telecom equipment, transparent and fair regulations for offering telecom services at affordable prices. It has been expected that by year 2020, 2/3rd generation of India will be having a smartphone, and India will become the fourth largest smartphone market in the world.
Number of telephone subscribers in India have increase from 957 Million at the end of September, 2014 to 962 Million at the end of October, 2014. Hence showing a monthly growth rate of approximately 0.52%. Urban sector is the major contributor in this growth.
Overall telephone penetration (Tele-density) in India has increased from 76.75% (end of September, 2014) to 77.07% (end of October 2014), hence clear monthly growth of 0.55%. The lowest and highest tele density observed was 50% in Assam 234% in Delhi (NCR) respectively.
After after analyzing these facts it can be concluded that Indian telecom industry has tremendous scope of growth and present trend shows a rapid growth in this field.