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Information and Communication Technologies Sector Review

 

Definition and scale of sector

  • Hardware manufacture,
  • Hardware consultancy,
  • Software,
  • Database management,
  • Associated components,
  • Associated wholesale,
  • Telecommunications

Why the sector was chosen in the West Midlands

  • Significant national growth and historic regional growth.
  • Significant presence in software especially in southern part of regional round Coventry, Solihull, Warwick.
  • Recent successes in hardware but from a low base.
  • Significant mobile investment opportunities.
  • Incubation opportunities associated with region's universities around photonics and nano-technology.

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Information Technology Sector Report - December 2010

The Indian information technology (IT) industry has played a key role in putting India on the global map.
Over the past decade, the Indian IT-BPO sector has become the country’s premier growth engine, crossing significant milestones in terms of revenue growth, employment generation and value creation, in addition to becoming the global brand ambassador for India.
According to a research report published by National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), ‘IT-BPO Sector in India: Strategic Review 2010,’ the IT-BPO industry is estimated to aggregate revenues of US$ 73.1 billion in FY2010, with the IT software and services industry accounting for US$ 63.7 billion of revenues.
The report estimates export revenues to gross US$ 50.1 billion in FY2010, growing by 5.4 per cent over FY2009, and contributing 69 per cent of the total IT-BPO revenues. Software and services exports (including BPO) are expected to account for over 99 per cent of total exports, employing around 1.8 million employees.
IT services is expected to grow by 2.4 per cent in 2010, and 4.2 per cent in 2011 as companies coming out of recession harness the need for information technology to create competitive advantage.

Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

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IT enabled Services (ITeS) - December 2010

The Indian information technology (IT) - business process outsourcing (BPO) sector including the domestic and exports segments continue to gain strength, experiencing high levels of activity both onshore as well as offshore. The companies continue to move up the value-chain to offer higher end research and analytics services to their clients.
India’s fundamental advantages—abundant talent and cost—are sustainable over the long term. With a young demographic profile and over 3.5 million graduates and postgraduates that are added annually to the talent base, no other country offers a similar mix and scale of human resources.
National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)—the apex body for software services in India—has recently released publication-Strategic Review 2010, the IT-BPO sector's revenue as a proportion of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) has grown from 1.2 per cent in 1998-99 to an estimated 6.1 per cent in 2010-11. Further, NASSCOM predicts that the Indian IT-BPO revenues may touch US$ 225 billion by 2020.

Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

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Telecommunications Sector Report - December 2010

The Indian telecommunications industry is one of the fastest growing in the world. The industry has witnessed consistent growth during the last year on the back of rollout of newer circles by operators, successful auction of third-generation (3G) and broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum, network rollout in semi-rural areas and increased focus on the value added services (VAS) market.
According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the number of telephone subscriber base in the country reached 742.12 million as on October 31, 2010, an increase of 2.61 per cent from 723.28 million in September 2010. With this the overall tele-density (telephones per 100 people) has touched 62.51. The wireless subscriber base has increased to 706.69 million at the end of October 2010 from 687.71 million in September 2010, registering a growth of 2.76 per cent.
Meanwhile, Indian Global System of Mobile Communication (GSM) telecom operators added 17.45 million new subscribers in November 2010, taking the all-India GSM cellular subscriber base to 526.18 million, according to the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). The GSM subscriber base stood at 508.72 million at the end of October 2010.

Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

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Information & Communication Technology Opportunities in India - June 2010

India has entered in to a global leadership position by transforming a £2bn sunrise industry into a £30bn global IT powerhouse over the last decade. Indian exports in this industry have grown by about 35% year on year in the last eleven years. The sector has survived two global downturns — the dotcom bust in 2000 and the global financial crisis last year. The Indian ICT industry contributes about 6.1% to the national GDP, which is about 5 times of its contribution about 10yrs ago.
India has political and regulatory stability. Global companies in all the key sectors are now looking at the bottom-ofthe- pyramid market opportunity in India. The domestic market in India and the appetite for new products, technologies to create bespoke solutions is growing rapidly.
The Indian IT sector experienced an overall growth of about 13%, and 6% in exports, amounting to over $70bn in revenues, during the global slowdown.

Source: UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

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Communications Sector Report - August 2008

With over 300 million telephone subscribers today, India now has the second largest telecom network in the world after China.  The country is adding some 8.5 million to 10 million new mobile subscribers to the network every month to also emerge as fastest growing telecom markets in the world.  The sector, which was growing in the range of 20 to 25 % up to the year 2002-03, has moved to a higher growth path of an average rate of 40-45 per cent during the last two years. Tele-density, which was languishing at 2% in 1999, has shown an impressive jump to about 25% at the end of FY 2007-08.  
Mobile telephony is the fastest growing sub-segment (Year on Year growth of > 50 %.) of the telecom market in India.  Followed by Broadband (>256 KBPS download) where the government expects a Year on Year growth of more than 100%. Broadband connections touched 3.92 million at the end of FY 2007-08 as compare to 2.60 million in the previous fiscal. With the reduction in bandwidth prices and computer hardware prices brought below the magical Rs 10,000 (£ 120) the set target looks very achievable. India today also offers the cheapest Internet connection in the world.

Source: UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

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IT Sector Report - June 2008

India's IT industry has been the country's key growth driver in the past decade. By the end of FY2008, this industry alone will account for 5.5 percent of the country's GDP, a sizeable 4.3% increase from its the 1.2 percent contribution just 10 years ago.1 Based the industry's annual value since 2004, it will grow at a rate of 30% over the next 5 years. As of the end of FY2007, the industry was worth US$48 billion. By FY end 2008, according NASSCOM, this industry worth will surge by 33%, up to US$64 billion. By FY2012, not withstanding a global recession, the industry value will be triple the 2007 value, at US$148 billion.
India's IT industry is driven by three main segments: IT Enabled Services (ITES) & BPO, IT Services & Software, and Hardware. While the ITES & BPO segment has had steady growth, the IT Services & Software and Hardware segments had noticeably high growth rates between 2005 and 2006 compared to previous and latter periods. However, from FY end 2006, the IT Services & Software segment growth has stabilized and the Hardware segment growth will expedite.

Source: INBICS (India Business Information & consulting Services) 

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Telecommunications Sector Report from IBEF - April 2008

The Indian telecommunications has been zooming up the growth curve at a feverish pace, emerging as one of the key sectors responsible for India's resurgent economic growth. India is set to surpass US to become the second largest wireless network in the world with a subscriber base of over 300 million by April, according to the the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai). The month of April 2008 will see India' wireless subscriber base that currently stands at 250.93 million surpassing that of the US to become the second wireless network in the world.
The year 2007 saw India achieving significant distinctions: having the world's lowest call rates (2-3 US cents), the fastest growth in the number of subscribers (15.31 million in 4 months), the fastest sale of million mobile phones (in a week), the world's cheapest mobile handset (US$ 17.2) and the world's most affordable colour phone (US$ 27.42) and largest sale of mobile handsets (in the third quarter).

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Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)



Semiconductors Sector Report from IBEF - April 2008

India has catapulted to the world league in semiconductor manufacturing. According to the India Semiconductor Association (ISA), the premier body of semiconductor companies and chip design firms in India, the country has already emerged as a preferred destination for chip designing and embedded software. India can now go a step ahead and take up manufacturing of semiconductors for both the world and domestic markets.

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Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

 

IT enabled Services Sector Report from IBEF - April 2008

With the IT enabled Services sector poised to grow rapidly world-wide over the next few years, the Indian ITeS industry is taking rapid steps to take advantage of this opportunity. The Nasscom-Deloitte study on Indian IT Industry: Impacting the Economy and Society says the IT/ITES industry's contribution to the country's GDP has increased to a share of 5.2 per cent in 2007, as against 1.2 per cent in 1998.
And with a growth of 27 per cent in 2007, in 2008, the Indian ITES market is set to cross US$ 25.43 billion. Already, twenty-nine India-based companies have recently been listed among the best 100 IT service providers.

FOR THE FULL REPORT PLEASE CLICK HERE

Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

 

Information Technology Sector Report from IBEF - April 2008

The Indian information technology sector has been instrumental in driving the nation's economy onto the rapid growth curve. According to the Nasscom-Deloitte study, the IT/ITES industry's contribution to the country's GDP has increased to a share of 5.2 per cent in 2007, as against 1.2 per cent in 1998.

Further, the IT and BPO industries are poised to clock revenues worth US$ 64 billion by the end of fiscal year 2008, registering a growth of 33 per cent, according to a study. Simultaneously, the Indian IT services market is estimated to remain the fastest growing in the Asia Pacific region with a CAGR of 18.6 per cent, according to a study by Springboard Research.

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Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

 

Creating next generation technologies - A Report from IBEF - December 2007

In the 1990s, few countries took notice of India's potential to emerge as a dominant player in the Information Technology (IT) sector. By 2007, the Indian IT industry registered record revenues of $39.6 billion. The key to this success has been innovation.

Since the beginning, the Indian IT industry has shown tremendous innovation quotient, both in the services space and product domain. This innovative approach has now prompted the National Association of Software & Services Companies (Nasscom), the premier trade body of the Indian IT industry, to forecast $50 billion revenue in a couple of years.

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Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

 

On the path of Innovation - December 2007

When Discovery Channel recently aired the 'Daily Planet Goes to India', it not only showcased to the world India's growing prowess as a centre for innovation, but also brought to focus the innovative products from the country's research and development stable. The series focused on both grassroots and top-end innovation. Indians have been innovators since the beginning of civilisation.

Experts attribute the growth of India's innovation quotient to various factors, including the innate abilities of its people, the vast opportunities that are available in the country, and the role played by the government inpromoting indigenous and products.

FOR THE FULL REPORT PLEASE CLICK HERE

Source:  India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

 

A Blue Chip Biz - December 2007

When Nokia, the world's leading mobile phone handset maker, set up a plant in 2006 near Chennai, the capital of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, it not only raised many an eye-brow in the electronics industry, but spawned a new era of manufacturing trend in the country.
Almost a year down the line, Nokia acknowledged that production of electronic goods in Chennai was cheaper than in Shenzhen, China, the traditional manufacturing hub, preferred by well-known original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
India has catapulted to the world league in semiconductor manufacturing.

FOR THE FULL REPORT PLEASE CLICK HERE

Source: India Brand Equity Form (IBEF)

 

Global handset hub - November 2007

The pace of growth of the rapidly expanding Indian telecom industry continues to enthrall everyone. With six million subscribers being added every month and the subscriber base growing at a rate 82.2 per cent per annum, this is one country no handset manufacturer can afford to take eyes off.

The fact that the country has the lowest telecom tariffs in the world and that the sub-$100 handsets are the most in demand hasn't deterred anyone and the world's largest handset manufacturing companies are here trying to carve out as large a market share as they can.

Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

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Nanotechnology - sector report from UKTI - July 2007

India has strong aspirations to be a 'knowledge economy' and has a strong science base. Both of these points towards a strong commitment from the Government of India in generating awareness of nanotechnology and supporting nanotech related R&D. In global terms, however, India is considered to be a late starter in nanotechnology and six years behind other leading countries in this field in terms of nanotech patenting, according to the following article:
(http://www.azonano.com/Details.asp?ArticleID=1429)

Source: UK Trade and Intvestment (UKTI)

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Information Technology - Overview from IBEF - July 2007

India has emerged as the fastest growing IT hub in the world, its growth dominated by IT software and services such as Custom Application Development and Maintenance (CADM), System Integration, IT Consulting, Application Management, Infrastructure Management Services, Software testing, Service-oriented architecture and Web services.

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Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

 

IT Enabled Services - Overview from IBEF - July 2007

India's sunshine sector, ITeS, continues to chart double-digit growth. It has recorded revenues of US$ 39.6 billion in 2006-07, up 30.7 per cent against a projected growth of 27 per cent, according to the National Association of Software Services Companies (Nasscom). With growth in the sector being stupendous, the average increase in salary levels in the ITeS sector has been between 16 and 18 per cent.

The industry body has projected a revenue of US$ 49-50 billion in 2007-08 at a growth rate of 24-27 per cent. Of the US$ 50-billion revenue projected for FY08, Nasscom estimates that ITeS/BPO exports will contribute between US$ 10.5-11 billion. The domestic market is expected to reach US$ 10 billion at a growth rate of 20-22 per cent.

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Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) 

 

Research and Development - Overview from IBEF - July 2007

India is fast emerging as the global research and development (R&D) hub of the world. In the past ten years the country has moved from a peripheral position in knowledge and technology sectors to being at the core of the continuous flow of people, ideas and technologies around the world. In 2006 alone, for example, 100 of the world's top R&D companies employed more than 15,000 scientists in India.

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Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

 

Telecommunication - Overview from IBEF - July 2007 

One of the fastest growing sectors in the country, telecommunications has been zooming up the growth curve at a feverish pace in the past few years. The year 2007 saw India achieve the distinction of having the world's lowest call rates (2-3 US cents), the fastest growth in the number of subscribers (15.31 million in 4 months), the fastest sale of a million mobile phones (1 week), the world's cheapest mobile handset (US$ 17.2) and the world's most affordable colour phone (US$ 27.42).

FOR THE FULL REPORT PLEASE KLICK HERE

Source: India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF)

  

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