India - Fixed Network Operators to 2010

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2011 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 21

Analyst: Peter Evans


Domestic fixed-line telephony in India had traditionally been the preserve of the state-owned operators, BSNL and MTNL. Almost 10 years ago, the Indian government opened up the whole fixed-line telephone business to an unlimited number of operators in each of the defined telecom circles (regions). Prior to this, only one private company had been allowed to compete with an existing state-run player in each circle. VSNL, the former monopoly provider of international telephony, also lost its exclusive status in 2002 when the international market was opened to competition. This report provides an overview of India’s fixed network voice services and the operators involved in providing these services.

Note: This is an archived report and has not been updated since 2010.

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