Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

Market Entry

Broadband Market Entry score has slighted improved from the 2007-2008 TRE survey though still at 3. While broadband has been deployed using Cable Modems, xDSL technologies, fiber and wireless, in India xDSL has been predominantly used. The neglect of the broadband segment has been pointed out by many respondents. TRAI itself admits that with the auctioning of 3G and BWA there will be alternate technologies available for broadband. The spectrum for 3G and BWA technologies for provision of high speed data services has been allocated recently. It is expected that wireless broadband will be available to subscribers from early 2011.