3G & BWA: The Next Frontier, A report FICCI and BDA released a joint report on 3G & BWA yesterday at FICCI, New Delhi.

The objective of this Report is to provide an operational, on-the-ground perspective of the future of 3G and BWA services in India, and is based on extensive industry inputs from carriers, handset OEMs, network OEMs,VAS providers and policy makers.
The Highlights of the report include:
* 89.9mn 3G Subscribers (including 67.5mn handsets and 22.4 modem subscribers) by 2013
* 3G subscriber base will represent 12% of the overall wireless subscriber base contributing USD 15.8bn in service revenues in 2013.
* Annual 3G device sales are estimated to reach 81.3mn in 2013, with replacement market contributing to 52% of device sales in that year.
* 3G ARPU is projected to reach USD 18.3 by 2013 with revenues totaling USD 12.8bn in the same year. Data is expected to contribute 29% to 3G ARPU from handet users.
* The overall broadband subscriber base (including wireline,3G modem and BWA) is projected to grow to 46.1mn users by 2013 with an overall PC installed base of 75mn. Total 3G modem subscribers are expected to reach 22.4mn by 2013 with sales of 13.6mn new modems.
* WiMAX will emerge as a strong competitor for providing residential and enterprise BWA connectivity in un-served and under-served areas.Industry inputs suggest use of IEEE 802.16e standard, even for fixed applications due to lower CPE costs than 802.16d and a larger vendor ecosystem.
* The report projects a subscriber base of 10.8mn WiMAX users by 2013, growing at a CAGR of 80% from 2009.

The entire report can be downloaded here.

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