Isn’t that great!! On one side the Government is finding it difficult to arrive at a concensus and on the other, reports of 90 million subscribers by 2013 making the rounds. This data was a part of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s (FICCI) report. Also, projected sales of 3G enabled handsets stand at 8.13 million units, which would bring in $11.2 billion as revenue.
As for the timelines for the auction process, things do not look too good. The process is already running late by a month and there are some more expected. However, reterating our views, this is a good time for operators to make sure they have saved enough to help them emerge as winners in the bidding process.
That figure of 90million 3G users will depend largely on the service quality i.e. speed and stability…
3G in India now has strong competition from Broadband whose penetration is increasing day by day..If users dont get a unique value in 3G (speed+cost+stability) they are not goin to be interested in it!!