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3G subscriber-base to touch 100-mn in 5-yrs

business Updated: May 24, 2010 23:04 IST

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Research firm, Crisil, on Monday said that the 3G services industry subscriber-base is likely to touch the 100-million mark by the end of the fifth year of operations.

The firm also said that it expected an investment of around Rs 2.6-lakh crore over the next five-years.

"We expect the 3G services industry subscriber-base will touch the 100-million mark by the end of the fifth year of operations. Besides, we are also expecting an investment of Rs 2.6-lakh crore over the next five-years of which 50 per cent would take place by 2010-12," Crisil Research's Director, Nagarajan Narasimhan, told reporters.

Moreover, 3G operators will add to their portfolio of high revenue generating services, enjoying an Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) premium of around 25 per cent over 2G services, he said.

The research firm also believes that with the launch of 3G services, there would be a shift in the competitive landscape in the Indian telecom industry.