Telecom Sector External Profile

Telecom Sector External Profile

The twin objectives of the study entitled “Telecom Sector External Profile” are:

  • To map the external profile of the telecom manufacturing sector and;
  • To understand the opportunities and challenges that this sector faces in becoming a global hub.

The study will be implemented in two phases:

Phase I

What is the telecom sector? Telecom sector will be divided into three groups – (i) manufacturing of telecom devices; (ii) repair and maintenance of telecom devices and; (iii) trade (wholesale and retail) of telecom devices.

Map the external profile of the telecom manufacturing sector using available secondary data from the Ministry of Commerce and Department of Telecommunications. (i) Identify export & import trends and patterns; (ii) Foreign Direct Investment in the telecom sector.

Phase II

1. National Survey of telecom manufacturing firms

2. Identify the opportunities for the telecom manufacturing firms

3. Identify challenges for telecom manufacturing firms in scaling up both domestically and globally.

4. Phases 1 and 2 together will be used to formulate evidence-based policy for the telecom sector such that the sector can be scaled up.


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