| |May 20205VOL 2 · ISSUE 8-1 · MAY - 2020The Indian Telecom industry is the second-largest in the world with a subscriber base of over 1.2 bn. The industry has witnessed exponential growth over the last few years primarily driven by affordable tariffs, wider availability, roll-out of Mobile Number Portability (MNP), expanding 3G and 4G coverage, evolving consumption patterns of subscribers and a conducive regulatory environment. Telecommunications is one of the prime support services needed for rapid growth and modernisation of various sectors of the economy. Market Research Store said that the policies and regulatory frame works implemented by the regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, created a potential environment for service providers.Currently, the Indian wireless services market is led by Bharti Airtel, followed by No. 2 Vodafone, thied ranked Idea Cellular with Reliance Communications at No. 4. State-run BSNL is also a prominent operator in the market, while Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio Infocomm is preparing to commercially start operations by this year end. Facebook's 9.9% take in Reliance Jio would facilitate the telco to deleverage the balance sheet which could eventually improve, and the development is likely to impact Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, top research firms Wednesday said. The research firm believes that the development would likely to shake up the already-stressed country's telecom sector. Telecom sector has a debt of nearly Rs 7 lakh crore, and the two incumbent telcos owe combined nearly Rs 90,000 crore to the government following the recent adjusted gross revenue (AGR) fallout.This edition is focusing on the solution providers that have a major role to play in the Indian telecom upliftment. Working together, putting piece by piece, these vendors can help businesses' revenue shoot.Do let us know what you think. Emmanuel Christi DasEditoremmanuel@cioinsiderindia.comClose Call for the Telecom Industry!Office Editorial queries editor@cioinsiderindia.comAdvertising queriessales@cioinsiderindia.comBangaloreTel 080 46441103 To subscribewww.cioinsiderindia.com/subscribe/ or send email to: subscription@cioinsiderindia.comCover price is Rs 150 per issueAshok KumarSales & MarketingAshu Sethi Indranil ChakrabortyGroup Art DirectorMagendran PerumalCirculation ManagerEditorial TeamRajan SarmaVaishnavi PradeepShiwani PrakashVinisha PaivaAnitha TLakshmi GCIOInsiderNo. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugheshpalya, Bangalore-560017Vetrivel SVimalraj M S SivasankarVisualizer PublisherEditorAlok ChaturvediEmmanuel Christi DasPrinted and published by Alok Chaturvedi on Behalf of SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Com-plex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published at No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Copyright © 2020 SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd, All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher.Editorial
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