Monthly Archives: June 2010

Telecommunication: One of the leading growth sectors in Indian economy

Tele-density in India has got enhanced drastically over the recent years and has reached around 54% in the fiscal year 2009-10, owing to improving network infrastructure. The launch of advanced telecom services like 3G and IPTV will also drive the growth in Indian telecom subscriber base over the forecast period. Increasing consumers’ interest and aggressive promotional strategies adopted by companies are likely to drive the mobile value-added services in India, says RNCOS.

Indian telecom sector growth is fully supported by young Indians, music and gaming are going to be with value-added services estimated to reach over Rs 16500 Crore by 2010, says the recent analytical study “Indian Telecom Analysis (2008-2012)” by RNCOS. Anticipating high growth potential in various segments of the telecom sector, extensive research on the industry has been done. It has been found that the pressure on profits and revenues has forced operators to look at other avenues using the same platform. Considering this fact, companies are adopting various promotional policies by offering several schemes in order to attract customers.

Future Secenario of Telecommunication:

Reliance Industries is likely to invest $5 billion (approximately Rs 23,375 crore) in about two years from now, as it completes its telecom rollout for broadband access across India. Tata DOCOMO won the Telecom Asia Award for the Best Emerging Markets Carrier, a category that honours the best-performed fixed or wireless carriers. The most important factor that contributed to making Tata Docomo such a huge success is its single-minded focus on core values of honesty, transparency and consumer relevant innovations.

The smart phone market continues to see impressive growth around the world and in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region particularly. Shipments in the region are expected to grow 53% year-on-year in 2010 to reach 76.7 million units and are projected to easily surpass 100 million units in 2011.Furthermore, Canalys forecasts that APAC will overtake Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in 2012 to become the largest regional smart phone market, accounting for 36% of global shipments. Few days back there was an article quoting a survey that said India will have more than 100% Teledensity by 2013 – means, more mobile connections than number of people living in India. This puts the number of mobile connections close to 1.1 billion users. With that kind of growth India is slated to be the largest Telecom Market in the world surpassing China.

In the list of winners in India’s auction for broadband wireless spectrum, one stands out: Qualcomm Inc. of San Diego. The chipset maker won one spectrum in the 2.3 gigahertz band encompassing Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala — four areas where India’s infrastructure development and telecom and Internet usage are high. For that, it paid $1.05 billion. That might seem like a lot in a telecommunications market that is definitely fast-growing.

From the survey it is found that post and telecommunications firms recorded the fastest rise among the six sub-sectors reviewed by economic times. ”India’s economy continues to expand at a brisk pace. As a result, employment growth remains robust, helping to sustain consumer spending in the coming months,” said Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC. MIT School of Telecom management is providing a unique techno-management programme which helps in sharpening the skills in Telecom which in turn increases the future prospects.

Dimple Kumari.A
Research Associate
MITSOT,Pune

Telecom Sector: Growth & Development

ndia is the 2nd largest Telecom Market in the World. So there are Plenty of Career Opportunities for young generation.

MIT School of Telecom Management Pune, is a Institute which provides world- class telecom business leaders to cope up with the changing scenario in the corporate world. As there is huge growth in telecom in India, We need telecom managers and we must rise to this challenge.

As Telecommunications technology continues to grow and change. This technical knowledge should be gained by education. This course will provide you with technical training on various technologies used to provide voice and data communication networks as well as providing you with training in the management and accounting skills needed by a manager.

Information is shared today via telecommunications networks and is often referred to as telecommunications-based information technology (TBIT). So one should always be needed to manage the telecommunications technology due to the constantly changing IT needs of the business.

MIT School of telecom believes in Instant access to news of world events is possible due to the advances in telecommunications. Telecommunications progress enables individuals to become more informed and quicker decisions

The fast-paced growth in the telecom sector is proving to be a golden opportunity for an MBA aspirants. The big brands like Ericsson, Nokia, Motorola, Nortel, Lucent and others are the big recruiters in Telecom Industry.

There are extreme shortages of telecommunications professionals and Colleges within the telecom industry. So to build your career, the future is bright in Telecom Management and to meet the needs of industry by opting for specialization in Telecom Management.

Vandana Dhumal
Librarian
MIT School of Telecom Managemen

Telecom Industry: The Growth Prospect

The revolution in the telecom sector has changed the way some businesses are handled in India. Now a days there is a lot of news in the Industry about the newly Launch 3G enabled services and handsets. This has led not only to the significant growth of the Telecom industry but also the GDP has increased tremendously. According to the sources it was expected that country’s telecom market will grow rapidly and by 2010, telecom will likely to be a US$38 billion sector, contributing 5.4% to India ‘s GDP, and above all these expected growths are coming true.

The growth has been attributed to the launch of operations in new areas such as 3G and WiMAX services.3G includes Videoconferencing, Voice calls, and advanced voice services, whereas WIMAX includes wireless connectivity. As India is a developing country and has a huge population, it is seen that it is the booming domestic telecom market and has been attracting huge amounts of investment which is likely to speed up with the entry of new players and launch of other new services too.

It is analyzed that the key markets and segments of Indian telecom industry to make overseas clients aware of the present and future scenario and the factors fueling the growth of Indian telecom sector which will then ultimately leads to the employment generation in the country.

According to the Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology,India has become an advanced nation in the mobile market of the world with lakhs of consumers getting associated to the service every month. This will of course lead to the growth of the other sectors too and will make its strong place in telecommunication sector in the future time.

The Indian mobile industry has stimulated for its hyper growth mode, it is said that the industry continues to grow at double-digit rates for the coming years as the operators are focusing on the rural parts of the country. According to the sources Mobile market penetration is anticipated to increase from 38.7 percent in 2009 to 63.5 percent in 2013.

Due to the earlier global slowdown may have affected India as well, with news of significant job cuts across various sectors. but, one sector continues to boom – The Telecom sector.

Apparently, above all factors creating growth in the Telecom Industry there would be ultimately the number of experienced and skilled telecom human resources will be required for the Industry. As there are huge “Opportunities in communication sector”, the scope for management graduates who have specialized in management with technical background has increased a lot and there are a host of top jobs available in this field and MIT school of Telecom management is one of the top Business school in Pune which is offering various courses understanding the need of the Telecom industry by providing Management graduates in specialized domains.

It is of course “Sky is not a limit for the Telecom Industry” so the “employment too is not a limit for a management graduate”.

Shweta P. Mankar,
Research Associate,
MITSOT,pune

What an Idea, 3G!!!

The telecom sector is one of the leading contributors to India’s flourishing economy. There are many new developments in the telecom sector, including the ingress of 3G technology that the Indian market is witnessing at present.

It wasn’t so many years ago that Indian wireless carriers wanted nothing more than to convince their customers to use their phones for more than talking. Having invested billions to bring data applications like Web browsing and video to their networks, carriers saw little interest from consumers. However, the telecommunications world is now changing as the trends of media convergence, industry consolidation, Internet and IP technologies and mobile communications collide into one. Significant change will be bought about by this rapid evolution in technology. MITSOT realized this importance of Telecom in present lives and started with a unique programme to produce world-class Techno-Managers.

From the age of telegraphs Indian telecom sector has witnessed an immense growth and has diversified into various segments like, Fixed Line Telephony, mobile telephony, GSM, CDMA etc. Now it’s time to welcome the much-awaited 3G Technology. 3G is an exciting new technology that is being incorporated into mobile devices across the globe. Users are now able to make person-to-person calls, download data and do a variety of other tasks they never imagined possible to gain access to data and information at almost anytime and from any place, all via their 3G cell phones.

The 3G subscriber base is expected to hit 90 million by 2013, accounting for 12% of the overall wireless user base as per the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), in India. There will also be an increase in the share of non-voice services, including data card access, and short messaging service. The Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) from these services will jump from the present 9% to nearly 23%. One study suggests there will be 570 million 3G subscribers in the Asia Pacific region by 2013.India is expected to have nearly 6 per cent of this market.

With the coming of more and more projects, the telecom industry is going for high scale recruitments. There is a huge demand for software engineers, mobile analysts, and hardware engineers for mobile handsets. Besides, there are ample opportunities for marketing people whose services are required to capture more and more customer base. The new projects, setting up of new service bases, expansion of coverage areas, network installations, maintenance, etc due to 3G deployment, are providing more and more employment opportunities in the telecom sector. In the coming three-four years the operators will see higher subscriber volumes and better operational efficiencies and consequently the prices will drop to attract a wider audience.

Shweta Sangar
Research Associate – MITSOT

Telecommunications Opportunities in India

With the advent of new technology, the way of communication has also changed. In very early days of history, pigeons were used as means of communication. Later, written messages were sent by post. As the time passed, telephone came into existence and today is the era of wireless communication which gives rise to mobile phones. Mobiles are the latest invention and common way to communicate now-a-days. Mobile phones have intruded in our lives and have made their own unique stand. Once considered as a luxury is now the thing closest to our hearts.

The Indian telecommunications industry is one of the fastest growing in the world. The country is ranked second worldwide in terms of having the largest telecommunication network, after China. The contribution of Indian telecom sector to the growth of India’s economy is immense. It is directly contributing more than 1.5 per cent GDP of the country. With the ongoing investments into infrastructure deployment, the country is projected to see high penetration of Internet, broadband and mobile subscribers. Total telecom subscriber base reaches to 638.05 Million, wireless subscribers base reaches to 601.22 Million. Overall tele-density reaches to 54.10 % and wireless tele-density reaches to 50.98% (April 2010).

Rural markets in India constitute a wide and untapped market for many products and services which are being marketed for the urban masses. There is a demand for telecommunication services to be provided to in these areas. A lot of operators with adequate support from Government are eyeing the rural market for future growth. The rural tele-density is very poor and can be improved only through the introduction of modern and suitable technology along with participation from the private operators. Even handsets manufacturers have taken initials to manufacture handset at affordable price for rural people.
Finally 3G auctions are done and much awaited technology is set to launch by the various operators in India. The 3G technology provides for internet surfing, downloading, e-mail attachment downloading, audio-video conferencing, fax services and many other broadband applications with very high speed. With the onset of 3G and increase in mergers and acquisitions in telecom sector, the telecom industry is going for high scale recruitment s. The majority of telecommunication services providers have understood that in order to grow globally, strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions are the principal devices. Both transnational and domestic telecommunications services providers are keen to try merger and acquisition options because this will help them in many ways. They can cut down on their expenses, achieve greater market share and accomplish market control. This kind of mergers also assists in creation of jobs. Keeping in mind the ever increasing gap between Academics and Industry, MITSOT has taken initiative of bridging this gap through such a course curriculum which enhances the skills and prepares the future budding Managers for the corporate world.

The booming domestic telecom market has been attracting huge amounts of investment which is likely to accelerate with the entry of new players and launch of new services. Buoyed by the rapid surge in the subscriber base, huge investments are being made into this industry. Private sector investment and FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) have also boosted the growth of mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications sector. There are also ample opportunities for marketing people whose services are required to capture more and more customer base.

Neha Patel
Research Associate ,
MITSOT,pune

TECHNOBOT & ROBOCON 2009-10 – A GRAND SUCCESS !!!

We would like to share some of the corporate responses which we received on the grand success of our very own TECHNOBOT & ROBOCON 2009-2010. We are overwhelmed with the gratitude that these esteemed entities of the corporate world have shared with us over the years and we thank them all for their association with us.
Dear Dr. Milind,
I thank you for having invited me to be a part of TECHNOBOT 2010. It was wonderfully organised and in fact only emphasizes the importance MIT gives to the complete development of students. In fact I learnt a lot by being a part of the program.
My congratulations to MIT for having won the ROBOCON competition this year. My best wishes to them for greater
successes ahead. I must also thank Gaurav and your team for the pains they took to make my day comfortable. In fact not once did I face any semblance of a problem and I must thank Gaurav for that. One thing I really appreciated was the presence of some third year groups in the project competition.
The students are now really compelling the industry to change the way they look at Final year Engineering projects and this is a very encouraging sign. I am sure that this is the start of many more such participations. I feel proud to be associated with an institution like yours and will always be at hand if you need any sort of assistance from me. Thanking you and congratulating you for a competition so well organised.
With regards,
Raghu Nair
FORBES MARSHALL

Dear Dr Pande

It was indeed a pleasure being part of technobot and I enjoyed every bit of it. It was an event very well organized and your idea to have students other than Robotics present their projects was really nice. Some of the projects were extremely well thought and well guided and I congratulate your institute for that. Being with the young aspirant engineers is always an enjoyable experience and I felt quite rejuvinated!

I thank you for having invited me and look forward to our association in future too.

Best Regards,

Shilpa Phadke
Head – WiMAX BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES

Dear Dr. Milind Pande,

It is my great pleasure to have an opportunity to associate with Robocon 2010 and Technobot 2010. I will be happy if in future I could able to get this type of opportunities. I am very much interested in robotics and embedded system.

I was a participant in Robocon 2007 and 2008. I will be always grateful to MIT SOT,pune and DD (Prasar bharati) for providing such a great scope to the Indian students.

Prasanta Nayak
TECHNOFILIA

Dear Dr. Milind Pande,

Thanks for your e-mail expressing gratitude & feelings. It was a great pleasure & pride to me too to be associated with MITSOT through Technobot & Robocon 2010, a good platform for engineering students / professionals to present, share & exchange the talent & thoughts via innovative ways.

I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to you & your complete team including organizers, coordinators, participating students & guides as well as escort students.

We wish that we interact together a lot for many more events in future and enhance the Industry – Educational Institutes interactions.

With Regards,

Santosh G Sonar
Engineering Manager (Instrumentation)
Aker Solutions

Dear Prof Milind

Thanks for inviting me for Robocon 2010.

Sure – I will be happy to contribute to MITSOT in whatever way I can and if the MITSOT students are benefited in any way by that.

Dr. Neelesh R. Kumbhojkar | CSU, NTSS | Tech Mahindra

Dear Dr. Milind Pande,

Thanks a lot for your hospitality. I thoroughly enjoyed the events and was happy to be part of this excellently organized event.

I look forward to be part of MITSOT.

Warm regards

Dr. Mandaar B. Pande | Network Technology Solutions and Services| Tech Mahindra

Dear Dr. Pande,

I express my appreciation for the invitation, the guidance of the escort, the enthusiasm of the participants and overall organization of the event.

I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions with the students on various projects, I hope the feedback I’ve given shall benefit them.

Regards,

Anil R. Bhogesara
TACHOGROUP / Tata AutoComp -Technical Centre

MIT School of Telecom Managememt(MITSOT) Testimonials

“I am a student of MITSOT batch(2008-10), I got the placement in Jupiter ltd. It is a virtual marketing kind of company and my annual package is more than 4 lac. For this placement I really like to thank MITSOT and its staff and faculty members who gave me opportunity to go ahead. Also I would like to thanks MITSOT training and placement team who gave me chance to show my talent and give me path to run in this corporate world.”

-Ekta

“Hello friends, I got the placement with a decent package of more than 6 lac., from MITSOT Pune. For this accomplishment I really thank MITSOT placement department. You won’t believe it, but it’s true. I was rejected by on campus placement by some companies but my placement department buildup my confidence to selection in higher package company like SPEAKWIRELESS it is a VAS(value added services) company.It is like a dream come true for me, all thanks to MITSOT.”

– Umesh

“I feel proud to be a part of MITSOT. As MITSOT helped me to buld up my carrier.I joined it by name of MIT, but when i met with staff, then i got confidence that yes i made a correct choice.I must say i got great exposure & thank MITSOT for that ”

-Nakshtra

“MITSOT is a good place to take admission in Telecom Management. The faculties which MITSOT provides are very experienced and they have good hold of academic knowledge as well as Practical Knowledge. The placement is also good. MITSOT Trains the students not only in academic but also in other aspects too. It provides good industry exposure and insight to the students. by organizing various activities like Seminars, Guest Lectures etc. MITSOT will be the booming B school in coming years.”

-Shweta