The Economic Times reports that Vodafone India has expressed an interest in taking part in market consolidation through acquisitions. Managing director and CEO of Vodafone India, Martin Pieters, commented that: ‘[Consolidation] is good for all the operators and if we can play a role in that we would be interested to play a role. We have a balance sheet that is strong enough to do it if it’s necessary.’ Pieters added that India only has room for four to six players including the two state-owned operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL). According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, there are currently twelve wireless service providers in operation in India: Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications (RCOM), BSNL, MTNL, Tata TeleServices (TTSL), Aircel, Uninor, Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL), Videocon/Quadrant Televentures and Loop Mobile.
Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.
Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Browse Past Issues
Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.
Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.
CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:
- International carriers
- Wholesale service providers
- Equipment and software vendors
- Telecom investors