FICCI@100 : 1129 days to go
Become a Member Members Zone Employee Zone

With a subscriber base of nearly 1,210.71 million, as of July 2017, India is accounted for the 2nd largest telecom network in the world and has registered strong growth in the past decade and a half. The Indian mobile economy is growing rapidly and will contribute substantially to India’s Gross Domestic Product as the country is the fourth largest app economy in the world. The liberal and reformist policies of the Government of India have been instrumental along with strong consumer demand in the rapid growth in the Indian telecom sector.

With a subscriber base of nearly 1,210.71 million, as of July 2017, India is accounted for the 2nd largest telecom network in the world and has registered strong growth in the past decade and a half. The Indian mobile economy is growing rapidly and will contribute substantially to India’s Gross Domestic Product as the country is the fourth largest app economy in the world. The liberal and reformist policies of the Government of India have been instrumental along with strong consumer demand in the rapid growth in the Indian telecom sector. The government has enabled easy market access to telecom equipment and a fair and proactive regulatory framework that has ensured availability of telecom services to the consumer at affordable prices. The deregulation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms has made the sector one of the fastest growing and a top five employment opportunity generator in the country. It is estimated that the Indian telecom sector is expected to generate four million direct and indirect jobs over the next five. The employment opportunities are expected to be created due to a combination of government’s initiatives like Digital India, Make in India, and Smart City Projects etc. to increase penetration in rural areas and the rapid increase in smartphone sales and rising internet usage.

Team Leader

Sarika Gulyani

Director

Timeline

2022
Apr
Press Release

Government should constitute an "Inclusion Framework for Local Languages" under Digital India - Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Paytm

Press Release

Digital is the key central theme for the government - Dr Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, GoI

Press Release

New-age technologies are further expanding this growth - Shri Abhishek Singh, Managing Director & CEO, Digital India Corporation (DIC), President & CEO, National e-Governance Division (NeGD) &, CEO, MyGov, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India

Event

Digital Bharat 2022

Mar
Event

Tech Thought Leadership Session on Cloud and Sustainability: The journey towards net-zero emissions

2021
Dec
Press Release

Making internet accessible and available in the language of the Indian consumers is an absolute prime objective of the government: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Event

Bhashantara 2021

Event

Economic Impact of Encryption in India

Oct
Press Release

GeM is engaging with MeitY to bring more cloud services on its portal: Joint Secretary and ACEO, GeM

Event

FICCI Tech Thought Leadership Session on Frugal Procurement for ICT Services "Everything as a Service"

Aug
Event

Pre- India IGF 2021 Session on The importance of UA in multilingual internet as a socio-economic tool of empowerment

Event

FICCI - Tech Thought Leadership Session on World Entrepreneurs' Day 2021

Jul
Press Release

Pace at which digital adoption has taken place across the country is phenomenal; Digital India played a huge role since the pandemic struck: Abhishek Singh, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Jun
Press Release

FICCI welcomes further policy reforms of the OSP Guidelines announced by the Ministry of Communications

May
Event

Role of Telecommunications in the Fight Against Global Pandemic

Mar
Press Release

Digital transformation through Blockchain and Smart Contracts will help create a thriving economy: Chief Technology Officer, EMURGO Academy

2020
Nov
Press Release

FICCI welcomes the simplified OSP guidelines announced by the government

Event

FICCI-ILIA Universal Acceptance Technical Workshop on Email Address Internationalization Overview

Oct
Press Release

Cybersecurity sector requires indigenization, Industry should invest to make it Atmanirbhar - National Cyber Security Coordinator, GoI

Feb
Press Release

Industry leaders discuss ways to create a safe and positive online environment at a FICCI initiative on Safer Internet

2019
Oct
Press Release

MyGov to engage more with Indic Language speaking citizens: MeitY

Sep
Press Release

India can be global hub for data refining: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Event

Invest DigiComm 2019

Jun
Event

Interaction with Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT and ICT and Digital Economy Committee Meeting

Mar
Event

First Meeting of the FICCI’s Council on Telecom, Electronics and Digital Economy (TED Council)

Feb
Event

Luncheon Meeting with Mr Himanshu Kapania, Vice Chairman and Director Telecom, Grasim Industries Ltd

2018
Sep
Event

BTS-CyberComm 2018: Cybersecurity in the Age of Smart Manufacturing

Aug
Press Release

Data protection law for data-driven processes & innovation soon

Jul
Press Release

India Language Stack can help in overcoming the barriers of communication: Secretary MeitY, Ajay Prakash Sawhney

Event

Bhashantara

May
Press Release

FICCI welcomes draft National Digital Communication Policy 2018

Feb
Study

FICCI Inputs on Licensing Reforms for the formulation of Proposed NTP 2018

Press Release

Draft NTP 2018 to be in public domain in 2-3 weeks: DoT Secretary

Study

M2M - changing lives of 130 crore+ Indians

Event

Launch of FICCI-EY Report on M2M by Ms Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT

2017
Oct
Press Release

Optic fibre network reaches 83,000 gram panchayats; BharatNet to give fillip to e-commerce, e-governance, education and television services: DoT Secretary

Press Release

TRAI favors defining responsibility of stakeholders for data protection

Event

iBharat 2017

Aug
Event

Adopting ICT Solutions for Digital Growth & Transformation

Event

Adopting ICT Solutions for Digital Growth & Transformation

Apr
Press Release

Sh P P Chaudhary Union Minister of State for Electronics & IT, Law & Justice launches FICCI-ILIA to promote Indic internet and states that the government aims to connect 90 per cent of India with internet services by 2018

Event

India Internet Conference 2017

2016
Dec
Press Release

It is vital to eliminate convenience charge by the banks, says TRAI Chairman RS Sharma

Event

Seminar on Demonetization to Digital Remonetization

Nov
Study

Broadband Infrastructure for Transforming India

Event

India Telecom 2016

Sep
Press Release

TRAI Chairman believes that the interconnection controversy can be resolved through a discussion with CEOs

Jul
Press Release

The digital content economy is poised to see the exponential growth in next 3-4 years

Event

Seminar on ICT Solutions for Digital and Smart Delhi

May
Event

Seminar on 'ICT Solutions for Digital and Smart Telangana'

Event

Seminar on 'ICT Solutions for Digital and Smart Gujarat'

Mar
Event

Make in India Show @ CeBIT-2016

Jan
Event

Seminar on "FICCI & WBA Vision Forum: Digital India - Connecting the Unconnected"

2015
Sep
Event

Interaction with Shri R.S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI and Communications & Digital Economy Committee Meeting

Aug
Event

Wireless Broadband Vision Forum

Jul
Press Release

FICCI seminar on Integrated Digital Solutions for a Smarter Karnataka

Press Release

Making e-Governance tick: Call for Chief Technology Officer to make govt. operate as a unified, responsive machinery in a data-driven manner

Event

Digital Bharat Seminar Series

May
Study

Speeding Ahead on the Telecom and Digital Economy Highway

Event

Digital Bharat - 2015

Jan
Press Release

FICCI comments on Government's decision not to appeal in Vodafone case

2014
Nov
Event

Seminar on 'Leveraging Pro-AV Communications Technology in Propelling India's Digital Future'

Oct
Event

Seminar on M2M "Internet of Everything"

2013
Dec
Study

Telecom Sector 2013: Internet of People to Internet of Things - The Future of Communication

Study

IIGC report:

Event

India Telecom 2013

Oct
Event

Internet, Mobile & Digital Economy Conference (IMDEC) 2013

Jan
Event

Interacive Meeting with Dr. Vinton G Cerf & Mr. Nitin Desai on Deepening Multistakeholderism in Internet Governance

2012
Dec
Study

Envisioning The next Telecom Revolution

Event

India Telecom 2012

Sep
Press Release

FICCI's Reaction on Supreme Court Judgement on Presidential Reference in '2G Judgement'

Event

Curtain Raiser Ceremony of India Telecom 2012

Aug
Press Release

FICCI expresses deep concern at the High Reserve Price for 2G Spectrum

Mar
Event

Green Telecom: The Way Forward

Jan
Press Release

FICCI Welcomes Vodafone's Win

2011
Dec
Study

m-Powering India

Event

India Telecom 2011

Nov
Study

Mobile Handset Report: Providing Mobility to Every Indian

Event

Interactive Session and Release of Mobile Handset Report - 'Mobile Handsets: Providing Mobility to Every Indian'

Press Release

FICCI -Ernst & Young- Report on Mobile Handset Sector calls for strong policy intervention for growth of the industry

Oct
Study

Report NTP 2011

Study

Fostering economic growth through next generation reforms in enterprise services and data sector

Event

Interactive Session with Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, GoI on Draft National Telecom Policy 2011

Aug
Event

Curtain Raiser of India Telecom-2011

Mar
Event

Interactive Meeting on National Telecom Policy 2011

2010
Dec
Event

India Telecom 2010

Sep
Event

Curtain Raiser Ceremony of India Telecom 2010-Broadband for All

Aug
Event

FICCI Mobile Value Added Services Knowledge Series: Location Based Services - The Next Frontier

May
Event

Interactive Meeting on the Road to Broadband-Investment & Innovation

2009
Dec
Event

India Telecom 2009

Oct
Event

Curtain Raiser Ceremony of India Telecom 2009: Telecom for Inclusive Growth

Aug
Event

Workshop on Internet Governance and Inclusive Growth

Jan
Event

Interactive Panel Discussion on Demystifying 3G and BWA: Future Strategies & Projections

2008
Dec
Study

Connecting Rural India the Untapped Growth Opportunity

Event

India Telecom 2008

Event

Driving Investment in emerging economies in the changing global financial environment

Nov
Event

Curtain Raiser Ceremony of India Telecom 2008

Jul
Event

Workshop on Building an Ecosystem for Internet Governance

Event

Seminar on Rural Telecom Connectivity Opportunities and Challenges

Events

Apr, 2022

Digital Bharat 2022

Apr 26 - Apr 28, 2022 Virtual Platform

Mar, 2022

Tech Thought Leadership Session on Cloud and Sustainability: The journey towards net-zero emissions

Mar 15, 2022 Virtual Platform, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Dec, 2021

Bhashantara 2021

Dec 13, 2021 Virtual Platform, 9.30 AM onwards

Economic Impact of Encryption in India

Dec 07, 2021 Virtual Platform

Oct, 2021

FICCI Tech Thought Leadership Session on Frugal Procurement for ICT Services "Everything as a Service"

Oct 05, 2021 Virtual Platform, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Aug, 2021

Pre- India IGF 2021 Session on The importance of UA in multilingual internet as a socio-economic tool of empowerment

Aug 31, 2021 Virtual Platform, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

FICCI - Tech Thought Leadership Session on World Entrepreneurs' Day 2021

Aug 21, 2021 Virtual Platform, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

May, 2021

Role of Telecommunications in the Fight Against Global Pandemic

May 17, 2021 Virtual Platform, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Nov, 2020

FICCI-ILIA Universal Acceptance Technical Workshop on Email Address Internationalization Overview

Nov 06, 2020 Virtual Platform

Sep, 2019

Invest DigiComm 2019

Sep 24, 2019 New Delhi

Jun, 2019

Interaction with Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT and ICT and Digital Economy Committee Meeting

Jun 27, 2019 FICCI, New Delhi

Mar, 2019

First Meeting of the FICCI’s Council on Telecom, Electronics and Digital Economy (TED Council)

Mar 04, 2019 FICCI,New Delhi

Feb, 2019

Luncheon Meeting with Mr Himanshu Kapania, Vice Chairman and Director Telecom, Grasim Industries Ltd

Feb 12, 2019 FICCI, New Delhi

Sep, 2018

BTS-CyberComm 2018: Cybersecurity in the Age of Smart Manufacturing

Sep 26, 2018 Bengaluru, Karnataka

Jul, 2018

Bhashantara

Jul 30, 2018 FICCI, New Delhi

Feb, 2018

Launch of FICCI-EY Report on M2M by Ms Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, DoT

Feb 07, 2018 FICCI, New Delhi

Oct, 2017

iBharat 2017

Oct 26, 2017 FICCI, New Delhi

Aug, 2017

Adopting ICT Solutions for Digital Growth & Transformation

Aug 11, 2017 FICCI, New Delhi

Adopting ICT Solutions for Digital Growth & Transformation

Aug 10, 2017 Hyderabad, Telangana

Apr, 2017

India Internet Conference 2017

Apr 05 - Apr 06, 2017 FICCI, New Delhi

Dec, 2016

Seminar on Demonetization to Digital Remonetization

Dec 19, 2016 FICCI, New Delhi

Nov, 2016

India Telecom 2016

Nov 01 - Nov 02, 2016 FICCI, New Delhi

Jul, 2016

Seminar on ICT Solutions for Digital and Smart Delhi

Jul 27, 2016 FICCI, New Delhi

May, 2016

Seminar on 'ICT Solutions for Digital and Smart Telangana'

May 20, 2016 Hyderabad

Seminar on 'ICT Solutions for Digital and Smart Gujarat'

May 16, 2016 Ahmedabad

Mar, 2016

Make in India Show @ CeBIT-2016

Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2016 Hannover, Germany

Jan, 2016

Seminar on "FICCI & WBA Vision Forum: Digital India - Connecting the Unconnected"

Jan 22, 2016 FICCI, New Delhi

Sep, 2015

Interaction with Shri R.S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI and Communications & Digital Economy Committee Meeting

Sep 30, 2015 FICCI, New Delhi

Aug, 2015

Wireless Broadband Vision Forum

Aug 13, 2015 FICCI, New Delhi

Jul, 2015

Digital Bharat Seminar Series

Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2015 New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad

May, 2015

Digital Bharat - 2015

May 14 - May 15, 2015 New Delhi

Nov, 2014

Seminar on 'Leveraging Pro-AV Communications Technology in Propelling India's Digital Future'

Nov 21, 2014 FICCI, New Delhi

Oct, 2014

Seminar on M2M "Internet of Everything"

Oct 14, 2014 FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi

Dec, 2013

India Telecom 2013

Dec 05 - Dec 07, 2013 New Delhi

Oct, 2013

Internet, Mobile & Digital Economy Conference (IMDEC) 2013

Oct 17, 2013 FICCI, New Delhi

Jan, 2013

Interacive Meeting with Dr. Vinton G Cerf & Mr. Nitin Desai on Deepening Multistakeholderism in Internet Governance

Jan 29, 2013 FICCI, New Delhi

Dec, 2012

India Telecom 2012

Dec 13 - Dec 15, 2012 New Delhi

Sep, 2012

Curtain Raiser Ceremony of India Telecom 2012

Sep 06, 2012 New Delhi

Mar, 2012

Green Telecom: The Way Forward

Mar 13, 2012 FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi

Dec, 2011

India Telecom 2011

Dec 07 - Dec 09, 2011 New Delhi

Nov, 2011

Interactive Session and Release of Mobile Handset Report - 'Mobile Handsets: Providing Mobility to Every Indian'

Nov 03, 2011 FICCI, Federation House, New Delhi

Oct, 2011

Interactive Session with Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, GoI on Draft National Telecom Policy 2011

Oct 20, 2011 FICCI, New Delhi

Aug, 2011

Curtain Raiser of India Telecom-2011

Aug 29, 2011 New Delhi

Mar, 2011

Interactive Meeting on National Telecom Policy 2011

Mar 30, 2011 New Delhi

Dec, 2010

India Telecom 2010

Dec 09 - Dec 10, 2010 New Delhi

Sep, 2010

Curtain Raiser Ceremony of India Telecom 2010-Broadband for All

Sep 14, 2010 New Delhi

Aug, 2010

FICCI Mobile Value Added Services Knowledge Series: Location Based Services - The Next Frontier

Aug 03, 2010 New Delhi

May, 2010

Interactive Meeting on the Road to Broadband-Investment & Innovation

May 28, 2010 New Delhi

Dec, 2009

India Telecom 2009

Dec 03 - Dec 05, 2009 New delhi

Oct, 2009

Curtain Raiser Ceremony of India Telecom 2009: Telecom for Inclusive Growth

Oct 30, 2009 New Delhi

Aug, 2009

Workshop on Internet Governance and Inclusive Growth

Aug 21, 2009 New Delhi

Jan, 2009

Interactive Panel Discussion on Demystifying 3G and BWA: Future Strategies & Projections

Jan 19, 2009 New Delhi

Dec, 2008

India Telecom 2008

Dec 11 - Dec 13, 2008 New Delhi

Driving Investment in emerging economies in the changing global financial environment

Dec 04, 2008 Hyderabad

Nov, 2008

Curtain Raiser Ceremony of India Telecom 2008

Nov 04, 2008 New Delhi

Jul, 2008

Workshop on Building an Ecosystem for Internet Governance

Jul 15, 2008 New Delhi

Seminar on Rural Telecom Connectivity Opportunities and Challenges

Jul 02, 2008 New Delhi

Chair

Mr Virat Bhatia

Managing Director
Apple India
Financial Express |

Delivering news over digital: how ready are we?

The Asian Age |

TRAI hopes to finalise views by Jan

The Statesman |

Govt aims to double telecom footprint

The Hindu |

TRAI's new service norms soon

The Free Press Journal |

We aim to bring all services on mobile phone: Fadnavis

The Hindu |

Spectrum auction likely in May-June

The New Indian Express |

Spectrum Auction Likely in May-June: Telecom Secretary

Business Line |

Google eyes role in Digital India plan

The Economic Times |

IT big priority for PM, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Telegraph |

PM tip for telecom

Hindustan Times |

PM bats for home-made telecom gear

The Statesman |

PM urges telecom sector to gear up

The Times of India |

'Notice for spectrum sale in 15-20 days'

The Times of India |

Govt has done its bit, India Inc must act: Sibal

Business Line |

‘India set for data revolution’

Business Standard |

'2G verdict went beyond telecom dispute: FICCI

The Indian Express |

‘Govt will not challenge SC order on 2G’

The Times of India |

Government to seek limited review of SC order

The Economic Times |

Broadband policy to be sent to cabinet soon

The Financial Express |

National telecom policy before Cabinet soon

Mail Today |

Broadband plan to reach Cabinet soon

The Times of India |

Sibal's first date with telco biggies today

The New Indian Express |

Government set to roll out optical fibre policy

The Economic Times |

PMO for relook at telecom gear norms

Deccan Herald |

Trai draft paper on broadband soon

The Times of India |

3G to boost telecom consulting business

The Tribune |

Zain deal hopefully in 10 days: Rajan

The Economic Times |

Bharti leaves MTN saga behind, takes new calls

The Hindu |

USO Fund rules to be amended: Raja

Business Standard |

Mobile marketing to come of age in 2009

Government should constitute an "Inclusion Framework for Local Languages" under Digital India - Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Paytm

Detail Page

New-age technologies are further expanding this growth - Shri Abhishek Singh, Managing Director & CEO, Digital India Corporation (DIC), President & CEO, National e-Governance Division (NeGD) &, CEO, MyGov, Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India

Detail Page

Digital is the key central theme for the government - Dr Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, GoI

Detail Page

Making internet accessible and available in the language of the Indian consumers is an absolute prime objective of the government: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Detail Page

GeM is engaging with MeitY to bring more cloud services on its portal: Joint Secretary and ACEO, GeM

Detail Page

Pace at which digital adoption has taken place across the country is phenomenal; Digital India played a huge role since the pandemic struck: Abhishek Singh, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Detail Page

FICCI welcomes further policy reforms of the OSP Guidelines announced by the Ministry of Communications

Detail Page

Digital transformation through Blockchain and Smart Contracts will help create a thriving economy: Chief Technology Officer, EMURGO Academy

Detail Page

FICCI welcomes the simplified OSP guidelines announced by the government

Detail Page

Cybersecurity sector requires indigenization, Industry should invest to make it Atmanirbhar - National Cyber Security Coordinator, GoI

Detail Page

Industry leaders discuss ways to create a safe and positive online environment at a FICCI initiative on Safer Internet

Detail Page

MyGov to engage more with Indic Language speaking citizens: MeitY

Detail Page

India can be global hub for data refining: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Detail Page

Data protection law for data-driven processes & innovation soon

Detail Page

India Language Stack can help in overcoming the barriers of communication: Secretary MeitY, Ajay Prakash Sawhney

Detail Page

FICCI welcomes draft National Digital Communication Policy 2018

Detail Page

Draft NTP 2018 to be in public domain in 2-3 weeks: DoT Secretary

Detail Page

TRAI favors defining responsibility of stakeholders for data protection

Download PDF

Optic fibre network reaches 83,000 gram panchayats; BharatNet to give fillip to e-commerce, e-governance, education and television services: DoT Secretary

Download PDF

Sh P P Chaudhary Union Minister of State for Electronics & IT, Law & Justice launches FICCI-ILIA to promote Indic internet and states that the government aims to connect 90 per cent of India with internet services by 2018

Download PDF

It is vital to eliminate convenience charge by the banks, says TRAI Chairman RS Sharma

Download PDF

TRAI Chairman believes that the interconnection controversy can be resolved through a discussion with CEOs

Download PDF

The digital content economy is poised to see the exponential growth in next 3-4 years

Download PDF

FICCI seminar on Integrated Digital Solutions for a Smarter Karnataka

Download PDF

Making e-Governance tick: Call for Chief Technology Officer to make govt. operate as a unified, responsive machinery in a data-driven manner

Download PDF

FICCI comments on Government's decision not to appeal in Vodafone case

Download PDF

FICCI's Reaction on Supreme Court Judgement on Presidential Reference in '2G Judgement'

Download PDF

FICCI expresses deep concern at the High Reserve Price for 2G Spectrum

Download PDF

FICCI Welcomes Vodafone's Win

Download PDF

FICCI -Ernst & Young- Report on Mobile Handset Sector calls for strong policy intervention for growth of the industry

Download PDF