10 Million new users in December 2008
You may hear a lot about economic recession and economic slowdown these days but you should get amazed to know that Indian mobile phone companies could add 10 million subscribers in December, 2008. now,
What about the recession?
I don’t think that the mobile phones sector will remain free of the bad effects of ongoing global economic recession. Sony has already announced that 2009 will be a bad year for the company. LG does not have anything to celebrate either andofficials at Nokia are worried about the condition in this year too.
NTT DoCoMo in Indian Market Soon
Still, many people feel that
Falling Oil Price and Inflation can be Positive
So, I am at two minds about the possible impact of global economic recession on my wife one sector of
Job loss in Export Sector
But then, there is something that can play a negative role. You know that information technology outsourcing has contributed immensely in the export revenue of
What about Connectivity to the Village People?
One area is neglected and that is rural area. More western companies are not still that keen to reach the people in the villages because The rural people are not well off and in fact, millions of people in Indian villages are still very poor. So, the mobile phone operators perhaps feel that revenue party user will not be high in the village areas and that is why they are not trying to expand aggressively their network in the villages. I feel that this is a long and strategy and They should take the village market more seriously.
Mobile Commerce still not Up to the Mark
Mobile phone commerce is an other area that is not growing well enough. Yes, some Indians can pay their bills and even transfer money through their mobile phones in its but still mobile commerce is Insignificant. But I believe that it has huge potential for the country but hardly any mobile operator is taking it seriously and exploring the options. More research should be done in this regard and if needed the mobile phone operators showed learn from the examples of western operators in
Mobile Phone: No Longer a Luxury Item
Only a decade ago, most people in
Internet Penetration through Mobile Phones
Indian decision makers are keen to increase the number of Internet users but so far has pledged to do so and this is not a good sign for a country that has one of the three largest economies in
What is ahead in 2009?
If you have read the entry then you must notice that I have some reservations and optimism about Mobile Phone sector of
(This entry was first published in January 2009. Because of a technical problem, the entry had to be deleted and I am reposting again now.)