button googleplaybutton appstorebutton blackberry

 

facebooktwitter2linkedinyoutube

 

General news

Entertainment prime focus of India’s 3G market

India’s mobile teledensity has reached a record high of 71%, and “is poised for great utility mainly focusing on entertainment and advertising,” according to an industry expert.

Writing today in The Hindu, A. Ganesan, former deputy general manager, BSNL Chennai, said there were over 841 million mobiles in India as of 31 May 2011, and this statistic registered an average growth of 26% per annum.

“The 1.7% broadband connections in India are likely to rise to 12.5% by the end of 2015,” said Mr Ganesan. “The convergence, or more specifically, the integration of broadcasting with the mobile broadband enabling multimedia service to be made available on the 3G wireless network which eliminates the allocation of separate range of spectrum for radio and TV services, enhances the scope of fast growth in wireless connectivity.”

Access to mobile TV and fast video streaming via mobile broadband will simply boost that growth rate, believes Mr Ganesan.

He added that mobile broadband is predicted to fuel economic growth in India, highlighting a recent survey by GSM Association which says a 10% increase in broadband penetration will lead to 42% revenue growth in the healthcare sector, 36.8% in education and 18.8% in the transport sector.

Post your comments

    Most read news

    • Last 7 days
    • Last 30 days
    • Always
    Indian direct to home (DTH) satellite TV operator Videocon d2h is adding Zee TV's high definition (HD) entertainment channel to its...
    Subhash Chandra, the chairman of Dish TV's parent company Essel Group, is looking to work with UAE authorities to stop residents...
    India's Information and Broadcasting ministry has asked the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to come up with measures to...
    A device to inject new life into the tablet industry in India has been launched by the Indian government at a subsidised price of just...
    Pay-TV channels are to be added to Arasu Cable TV’s free to air package, which was re-launched by Tamil Nadu Government earlier this...
    India's 9X Media is to launch a new 24 hour Marathi music channel called 9X Jhakaas on 31 October, in what is set to be the first of...

    etg120x60fbtv120x60fbt120x60pp120x60pp120x60