TECH SUPPLIER Apr 2021 - Market Perspective - Doc # AP46314821

The Importance of Fixed Networks in India: Lessons for Communications SPs and Vendors from the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Yash JethaniResearch Manager, Deepika RathodSenior Market Analyst, Hugh UjhazyVice President, IoT and Telecommunications


With under 3 million fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connections, India is still a long way away from reaching the National Digital Communications Policy (NDCP) 2018's required 50Mbps speed for all as well as realizing the Connected India aim with Smart Cities and Industry 4.0 initiatives. This IDC Market Perspective examines the various reasons associated with the underpenetration of fixed networks in India and dives deep into some prominent challenges and failures that organizations face if networks are not resilient. IDC also looks at vertical industry examples of network transformation over the last 18 months as the need for ubiquitous connectivity becomes essential.

"As India organizations gear up for a new Digital India, the common denominator is the fixed-line connectivity on which these organizations base their intelligent and high-speed data flows. With remote and hybrid work models here to stay, resilient fixed-line connectivity models could further boost productivity and revenue and bring innovative business models," says Yash Jethani, research manager, Telecom and Internet of Things (IoT), IDC Asia/Pacific.



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