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Summary: GSMA report on 5G calls for reasonable spectrum pricing, incentivising investments, and a supportive tax policy

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Global telecom industry body GSMA expects India to have 920 million unique mobile subscribers by 2025, including 88 million 5G connections. “5G connections in India are forecast to reach 88 million by 2025 … this will leave India trailing regional peers such as China, which is set to see almost 30% of its total connection base on 5G by 2025,” the GSMA Intelligence report released in May said. It said that there were close to 750 million unique subscribers in India at the end of 2018. The report lists opportunities in 5G, key policy recommendations, and the challenges to India’s 5G journey. Here is a summary: Growth of India’s mobile market India will generate almost a quarter of the world’s new mobile subscribers from 2018 to 2025. In absolute terms, India will remain the second largest mobile market in the world after China. Higher speeds, growing base of smartphones, and increased viewing of video content have fuelled rapid growth in data volumes. TRAI said that the mobile data usage per month in India increased from 39 petabytes in June 2016 to 4,178 petabytes in September 2018. Ericsson estimated that in 2018, India generated more traffic than the whole of Western Europe, with total data volumes set to increase 4X by 2024. Operators are using their own apps and premium content partnerships, with international players such as Amazon and Netflix, and domestic players including Voot, Eros Now, ALTBalaji and Zee5, to defend market share and to help monetise the strong growth in…

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