Cse5806 Telecommunications Management Assignment report Based on Telecommunications Infrastructure of India, Nepal and Bhutan Monash University, Australia



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CSE5806 Telecommunications Management

Assignment report

Based on Telecommunications Infrastructure of India, Nepal and Bhutan
Monash University, Australia
Date: 16/09/03

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Executive Summary


Background
The objective of this investigation was to find out the background information of the telecommunication networks of countries in the subcontinent primarily India, Nepal and the Himalayan region for establishing a communication network linking the countries which enables high speed data transfer.
Analysis
Upon analysis of countries in the subcontinent the most positive aspect we could draw was that all of the countries in the region are developing countries; that are willing to input huge amounts of money for the development of their own telecommunication networks.
Telecommunications in India have taken great strides over the years with major improvements in every aspect of communications. India is one of the few countries to have launched their own satellites (INSAT series) for communication purposes, which include Radio, Television services, etc. As of late the government have thrown open the telecommunications market by allowing private players to enter the market in cellular area. As a result of this there have been intense competition going on in the market with rates been slashed to unimaginable levels.
Nepal on the other hand do not have that much of expertise in the telecommunications department. They have developed over the years with digitalisation of services across the country. Nepal is on the developing route with Internet services been established widely over the country.
Bhutan is a small Himalayan country that did not have any communication facilities until the late 1974. They had established their first connection to the outside world via a trunk line to India then. Since then the development of telecommunication facilities have been a major challenge. This is basically because of the geographical nature of the country, which major mountains being the obstacle in the development process.
Summary of findings
From the analysis it is easily observable that there is a huge market in both Nepal and Bhutan for telecommunications. Basically the communication regions have been virtually untapped in these countries because of the harsh physical conditions present in the countries. India on the other hand has already reached a certain level with major international players too entering the market (cellular) in direct competition with the government for market share. With the laying of optic fibre cables in most of the major cities and the launching of major satellites the improvements are obvious.

Table of Contents
1. Telecommunications in India (Introduction) 7

1.1 The History of Telecommunication Services in India……... 7

1.1.1 National Telecom Policy…………………………………… 7

1.1.2 Telephone System………………………………………….. 8

1.1.3 Broadcast System…………………………………………... 8

1.2 Historical Overview of Indian Telecommunications………. 9

1.3 Developments in Indian Telecommunication Infrastructure 9

1.3.1 The Indian Telecommunications Market…………………... 9

1.3.2 Telecom Development Status – last 10 years……………… 10

1.4 International Competition…………………………………. 10

1.5 Indian Domestic Strategy………………………………….. 11

1.6 Regulatory Framework…………………………………….. 11

1.6.1 The Telegraph Act of 1885………………………………… 11

1.6.2 Regulatory Agencies………………………………………. 11

1.7.1 Department of Telecommunications……………………….. 12

1.7.2 The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)……… 12

1.7.3 Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB)……………… 12

1.7.4 Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal…….. 12

1.8 Policies……………………………………………………... 12

1.8.1 National Telecom Policy (1994)…………………………… 12

1.8.2 Telecom Policy (1999)…………………………………….. 13

1.8.3 Policy on Foreign Investment in Telecommunications……. 13

1.8.4 Internet Services……………………………………………. 13

1.8.5 Information Technology Bill………………………………. 13

1.8.6 Commitments to the WTO………………………………… 14

1.9 Current Industry Scenario…………………………………. 15

1.9.1 International and Domestic Long Distance……………….. 15

1.9.2 Fixed line services…………………………………………. 15

1.9.3 Cellular Mobile Services…………………………………… 15

1.9.4 Internet Services……………………………………………. 16

1.10 Recent & projected changes in the telecommunications

Environment………………………………………………... 17

1.10.1 Basic telecom services……………………………………... 17

1.10.2 Cellular Mobile Services…………………………………… 17

1.10.3 Internet Services…………………………………………… 18

1.11 Penetration of Telecommunications services in India…….. 22

1.11.1 Introduction………………………………………………… 22

1.11.2 Basic Telephone Services………………………………….. 23

1.11.3 Cellular phone Industry in India…………………………… 32

1.11.4 Penetration of Internet Services……………………………. 35

1.11.5 Radio Paging Services……………………………………... 41

1.11.6 Penetration in the area of VSAT services………………….. 43

1.11.7 Cable TV penetration in India……………………………… 44

2. Telecommunications in Nepal……………………………………….. 45

2.1 Historical overview if Telecommunications in Nepal………46

2.1.1 History if Telecommunications…………………………….. 46

2.1.2 Policy………………………………………………………. 46
2.1.3 Telecommunications Development…………………………46

2.1.4. Internet Services……………………………………………. 47

2.1.5 Telephone Sector……………………………………………47

2.1.6 Other Services……………………………………………….47

2.2 Infrastructure……………………………………………….. 47

2.2.1 Telecom Regulatory Structure in Nepal…………………….47

2.3 Policies………………………………………………………48

2.3.1 National Communications Policy (1992)………………….. 48

2.3.2 Telecommunications Act (1997)…………………………… 48

2.4 Industry Structure in Nepal………………………………… 48

2.4.1 Fixed line services (domestic & long distance)……………. 48

2.4.2 Cellular and WLL services………………………………… 48

2.4.3 Internet & VSAT……………………………………………48

2.5 Recent & projected changes in telecom environment……… 49

2.6 Telecom services available in Nepal……………………….. 49

2.7 Existing Infrastructure………………………………………50

2.7.1 Telephony…………………………………………………...50

2.7.2 Internet………………………………………………………50

2.7.3 Others………………………………………………………. 50

2.8 Penetration of Services……………………………………...51

2.8.1 Telecommunication Services in Nepal…………………….. 51

2.8.2 Technology penetration for distribution of telecom……….. 52

2.8.3 Internet Services Penetration in Nepal…………………….. 52

2.9 Bibliography……………………………………………….. 52

3. Telecommunications in Bhutan……………………………………… 53

3.1 Introduction………………………………………………… 54

3.1.1 Historical development of Telecommunications……………54

3.2 Telecom Policy…………………………………………….. 54

3.3 Internet Services……………………………………………. 55

3.4 Modern Infrastructure……………………………………… 55

4. References …………………………………………………………….. 56

Index of Figures
1.1 Minister of Telecommunications on 30th May 1953 on opening of 24 exchange
in India ……………………………………………………………………….. 8
1.2 Old model of Radio…………………………………………………………… 8

1.3 Subscriber base for the last 7 quarters who opted for the basic services…….. 26

1.4 Revenue Generation from Television Services…………………………….. 44

1.5 Television Penetration in India……………………………………………….44


Index of Tables



1.1 Historical Overview of Indian Telecommunications………………………. 9
1.2 The Indian Telecommunications Market…………………………………… 9
1.3 Fact Sheet…………………………………………….……………………….. 10
1.4 Cellular Mobile Phone Providers……………………………………………. 17
1.5 General Data Sheet…………………………………………………………… 21
1.6 Telecommunications Data Sheet…………………………………………….. 23
1.7 Services Provided by Telecom industry in India…………………………… 25
1.8 Companies offering Telecom Services state wise…………………………… 26
1.9 Subscriber base of Basic Services……………………………………………. 27
1.10 Public Call Office penetration state wise…………………………………... 28
1.11 Public Village Telephone penetration state wise…………………………... 30
1.12 The Challenges in Indian Telecommunication Sector –
Present Position and Future Perspective………………………………….. 32
1.13 List of Operators Registered for Mobile Services ………………………… 33
1.14 Subscriber Base of Cellular Mobile Service……………………………….. 34
1.15 Subscriber base for Internet Services ISP wise…………………………… 36
1.16 Subscriber Base of Paging Services………………………………………… 42
1.17 Service Providers of VSAT…………………………………………………..43
1.17b Subscriber Base of VSAT Service Providers…….……………………….. 43
2.1Telecom Penetration in Nepal & year wise comparison…………………….. 51
2.2 Telecom Resource Infrastructure in Nepal…………………………………. 52
2.3 Technology Penetration…………………………….………………………… 52

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