India may prove to be the hottest mobile market this year. Mobile operators such as Bharti, Hutch, Idea, Reliance Info and MTNL are expected to make some huge investments in their mobile networks with the expectation that they will place orders for 150 million to 180 million additional lines during the next 12 months, valued at more than $15 billion. BSNL has already announced its plan to roll out 63.5 million new lines, valued at around $5 billion. Bharti Tele-Ventures is reportedly in advance stages to close an order for the supply of equipment for an additional 61 million lines, which would be valued at more than $5 billion.
For more about these huge infrastructure contracts:
- check out this article from Telecom Asia Daily