Monday, March 26, 2007

Telecom Needs...

Busy STD/ISD ( long distance) telephone booth at CBS ( Central bus Stand), used by thousands who communicate with distant friends or relatives before starting the journey ...interestingly here is an overview of exiting journey of indian telecom...
The Indian telecom industry has changed significantly over the last decade as all its segments have now been opened up to competition. The country's telecom market is growing rapidly and by 2010, telecom is expected to be a US$38 billion sector, contributing 5.4% to India 's GDP. Teledensity has increased four-fold in the last five years and service tariffs have gone down substantially. The last five years have witnessed the number of phones more than triple, taking the total number to 140.3 million at the end of March 2006. Total telecom penetration has increased from 2.9% in 2002 to 12.8% at the end of 1Q 2006, a growth mainly generated by the mobile and private sectors. Refer recent TRAI annual report..


Anonymous Mon Mar 26, 09:39:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Tring Tring.. i remember the days my parents would walk out at 11:30 to an STD booth to mak cheaper out station theres a fone in every house. Telecom has definitely progressed, but sad it did only after private companies contributed their bit! Guess we should stop being dependant on xternal forces to push us thro every target...

julia Tue Mar 27, 04:17:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Imagine trying that as an outsider! calls can be tricky, the method, understanding the operator etc..But,Indian call centres are successfully used by our companies. Mobile services would go ahead well, i suppose, because they use only transmitters, without the setting up of cables everywhere

Anonymous Tue Mar 27, 07:52:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thanks for the nice picture and information. I was in India last year and saw a reduction in the number of phone booths from about 3 yeasr ago. But last year, noticed that cell phones were ubiquitious and probably explained it. I was amazed at how street vendors yakked away on their cell phones. Of course the 'missed call' concept was interesting. Here in the US, it is becoming increasingly hard to find public phones. Guess will happen soon in India as well.

Unknown Tue Mar 27, 08:51:00 AM GMT+5:30