Indian Broadband Policy and Regulatory Resources

Market Entry

Market entry received both the highest and the lowest scores. Highest score of 3.3.goes to broadband market entry and lowest score of 2.3 goes to mobile market entry. This reflects the fact that many licenses issued by the NTC during the last six years, have been Type 1, non‐network services such as internet services, resale services and broadband services. On the other hand, new Type 2 and 3 network‐based services have been much more limited. Even when network licenses have been granted, no new entry materialized due to the lack of proper right of way regulations and delayed allocation of 3G frequencies.