Telecom industry witnessed revolutionary changes in recent years. Indian telecom industry is the fastest growing industry in Indian economy. It has one of the lowest call tariffs in the world enabled by the mega telephone networks and hyper-competition among them. On the basis of data as on 2013 the telecom subscriber’s details are shown in the table, which explains the current status of Indian telecom industry. Table 1.1 Trends in Indian Telecommunication Industry Quarter ending December 2011 Quarter ending March 2012 Telecom subscribers (wireless and wire line)in million Total telephone subscribers 926.53 951.34
A. Market Position The Indian smartphone market is dominated by Google’s Android OS, capturing 97% of the market. Apple faces stiff competition from Samsung, the market leader, and domestic companies like Micromax and Intex. This has made it difficult for Apple to attract customers compared to its rivals. B. STEEPLE By investing in India, there are potential legal and economic opportunities.
One of the best things happen for the Indian automobile market in the recent years was its improvement in the export sector. In the year 2003-04 for the first time in Indian history vehicle worth more than 1 billion USD were exported with the growth rate of 56%. In the year 2009 India emerged fourth largest exporter of passenger cars, in 2010 with the production of more than 3.7 million automotive vehicles with an increase of 33.9% India became third largest exporter of passenger cars. It contributes 4% of the national GDP and accounts for 5% of the Indian industrial output. With employing 13 million people directly or indirectly it has become one of the major employment generators in the country, with the present growth trend it is expected that employment will double by
Retail industry in India is expected to grow to US$ 1.3 trillion by 2020. The country is among the highest in the world in terms of per capita retail store availability with small retail stores taking the majority of share. India’s retail sector is on a path of tremendous growth, with retail development taking place not only in major metros, but also in Tier-II, Tier-III cities and towns. strong economic growth, increasing per capita income, a growing middle class, urbanization, changing consumer preferences are some of the factors driving growth in the retail market in India. India’s population is taking to online retail in a big way.
The sector is also monitored by laws and organizations such as Copyright Act, 1957, Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association (IMPPA) ,Cinema Exhibitions Rules and Entertainment Tax Regulations, etc. In recent times, new spectrum for mobile, digitization of cable operations, consolidation in the film exhibition business and buzz for phase III auctions for private FM radio are some major initiatives taken up by Govt. in India which can serve as building block for future growth of this industry. Apart from these factors, FDI permitted up to 100% in segments of advertising, films, print, TV software production and about 50% in DTH, cable networks, etc and encouragement of FII in this industry is supposedly a beneficial step for growth. Government is consistently affecting growth in industry by relaxing tariff and increasing
The auto sector accounts for 4 per cent of the total FDI Inflows (in terms of US $) in India. According to the recent data released by Society of Indian Automobiles Manufacturers (SIAM) India’s scooter and motorcycle manufacturers have registered 4 per cent growth during April-November, 2012. The Global and Indian manufacturers are focusing their efforts to develop innovative products, technologies and supply chains. India is one of the key markets for Global Manufacturers for hybrid and electronic vehicles, which is the new development in automobile sector. With a turnover of almost $59 Million US Dollars, Automobile industry Provides employment to 13 million people in the India Work-class.
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS The automotive industry in India is one of the largest automotive markets in the world. It was previously one of the fastest growing markets globally, but it is currently experiencing flat or negative growth rates. In 2009, India emerged as Asia's fourth largest exporter of passenger cars, behind Japan, South Korea, and Thailand, overtaking Thailand to become third in 2010. As of 2010, India was home to 40 million passenger vehicles. More than 3.7 million automotive vehicles were produced in India in 2010 (an increase of 33.9%), making India the second fastest growing automobile market in the world (after China).
Advance orders for Samsung’s Galaxy S2, which was released in April 2011, surpassed 3 million units within a week of the launch, posing a threat even to Apple. At this rate, its sales are expected to top 14 million units in the current quarter. India is the fastest growing telecom market in the world and presents an attractive opportunity for handset makers like Samsung. As per a GFK Nielson report, the Indian mobile handset market was pegged at around 155 million units in 2010. With the country adding 20 million mobile customers every month, the mobile device market is expected to grow at over 16 per cent year-on-year.
In September 2008 India had 62.5 million internet users and as per the report released by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) the number of internet users was expected to reach 213 million by June 2015, and India is also the third largest online population. As per the census report the total population of India is 1.2 billion. Comparatively the number of internet user is small then the total population, this is because India is a developing country and still most of the places do not have access to the internet. According to IAMAI report people in the urban areas have internet access than the people living in rural areas. So, from this we can conclude that E-commerce has more impact in urban areas compared to the rural