The telecommunications industry in India is at a turning point, as technological advancements pave the way for a new era of connectivity. From the long-awaited arrival of 5G to the increasing importance of public cloud, cyber security, and the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), we take a sneak peek at the key developments shaping the industry.

India’s telecommunication network is the second largest in the world by number of telephone users (both fixed and mobile phone) with 1179.49 million subscribers as on 31 January 2021. It has some of the most economical call tariffs in the world enabled by mega telecom operators and hyper-competition among them Telecommunication has contributed to the socioeconomic development of India and has played a significant role in the rural-urban digital divide to some extent. It also has helped to increase the transparency of governance with the introduction of e-governance n India.

The government has practically used modern telecommunication facilities to deliver mass education programs for the rural folk of India. The telecommunications industry is at a turning point, with technological advancements paving the way for a new era of connectivity.  With the growth of cloud computing, the increasing adoption of digital transformation, and the growing reliance on cloud BSS and billing platforms, it is clear that the future of telecom is both exciting and challenging. Mobile download speeds in India will improve in 2023. This is because of multiple reasons, including the rollout of 5G as well as the 4G expansion. The median mobile download speed in India in Nov 2021 was 14.39 Mbps, which went up to 18.26 Mbps in November 2022. India also climbed seven spaces in the Speedtest Global Index ranking from 112th place in November 2021 to 105th place in November 2022.

Telecommunications companies will be focused on delivering advanced connectivity and higher performance to customers while reinforcing value and competitiveness. 2023 outlook examines five trends shaping telecom industry growth and business strategy, from 5G monetization to edge computing to an increasing focus on sustainability.

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