Indian subscriber boom spawns new players

Tippu, Sufia
March 2008
Telecom Asia;Mar2008, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p26
Trade Publication
The article reports on the impact of the growing number of mobile telephone subscribers on the handset industry in India. It states that the new telecommunication policy such as tariffs will drive industry players for price war. It highlights the price strategy use by several handset providers including Bharti Airtel Ltd., Reliance Communications and Swan Telecom. Industry analysts believe that the additional 550 million subscribers would drive the entry of new players in the mobile sector.


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