• SENSEX
    NIFTY 50
big story

We will now begin a new journey to build a new India, says Narendra Modi

272/543
L :0
W :353
L :0
W :92
NDA :353
UPA : 92
LOK SABHA ELECTION RESULTS 2019
Total Constituencies
543
Voter Turnout
67.11%
NDA : 353
2014 : 354 Seats
BJP
303
+
SS
18
+
Other
32
UPA : 92
2014 : 66 Seats
INC
52
+
DMK
23
+
Other
17
OTH : 97
2014 : 107 Seats
TMC
22
+
YSRCP
22
+
Other
53
VIDEOS
Market

Lok Sabha elections 2019: How telecom sector has progressed in five years of Modi government

Updated : April 11, 2019 12:40 PM IST

CNBC-TV18’s special series - Election and Market - analyses how the BJP government has performed in various key sectors of the economy.

Rajan Mathews, director general, COAI and Rajiv Sharma, co-head-research, SBICAP Securities look at the telecom sector and how it has performed over the last five years.

“The present government has done a number of things that contributed to the progress of the telecom industry. The government has addressed the whole issue of spectrum sharing, spectrum trading and various other the concerns of the industry,” Mathews said.

"However, we have done more damage to ourselves in terms of the bruising telecom war, tariff war and our concerns were more with the regulator than with the policymaking,” added Mathews.

The National Telecom Policy (NTP), 2018 implemented by the government was a landmark decision, said Sharma. "In terms of data subscribers, we have gone from 60 million to 500 million, of which 400 million are 4G," he said.

All this is positive, the only problem has been revenue CAGR, which has been down by double-digits, said Sharma.
primo org
Have you signed up for Primo, our daily newsletter?
It has all the stories and data on the market, business, economy and tech that you need to know.
cnbc two logos
To keep watching CNBC-TV18, India's No. 1 English Business News Channel, call your Cable or DTH Operator and subscribe now for just Rs. 4 per month. You can also subscribe to CNBC-TV18 Prime HD for Re 1/- per month.Find out more
Live TV