The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation, and Policy

Hardcover | December 3, 2011

EditorVaradharajan Sridhar

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India is the second largest telecommunications market in the world, next only to China. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of different telecom services-basic, mobile, national and long distance telephony, internet, satellite, television, and FM broadcasting. It offers an in-depth andvaluable perspective on various aspects of this sector by analyzing network externalities, economies of scale and scope, and their effects on market structure and regulation. Elucidating the specific characteristics of basic telecom services, it highlights its unique cost structure, tariff regulation, and universal service obligations. Illustrating the case of mobile services, it dwells upon the different stages of spectrum allocation and management-third generation andbroadband wireless spectrum, including the trade-off between competition and industry efficiency due to limited spectrum availability and fragmentation. The book also explores market strategies-citing success stories of frugal innovation in operator services, innovative partnerships, and evolvingindigenous mobile phones.

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India is the second largest telecommunications market in the world, next only to China. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of different telecom services-basic, mobile, national and long distance telephony, internet, satellite, television, and FM broadcasting. It offers an in-depth andvaluable perspective on various aspects of ...

Varadharajan Sridhar is Research Fellow, Sasken Communication Technologies, Bangalore.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:December 3, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198075537

ISBN - 13:9780198075530

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List of TablesFigures, and BoxesAcknowledgements1. Network Economics and Telecom Regulation;2c Basic Telecommunication Services in India: From Monopoly to Oligopoly;. 3. Cellular Mobile Services: The Indian Success Story;4. Spectrum Management for Mobile Services in India: A Conundrum;5c National and International Long Distance Services: Does Distance Matter?;. 6. Internet Services: Regulations Stifling the Growth;7. Satellite Networks and Services: Solutions for Pan-India Coverage;8. Broadcasting Services: Revolution after Mobile;9. Telecom Manufacturing, Research and Development, Software Development, and Outsourcing;10. Partnerships and Convergence in Telecom: An Evolving Story;Index