Abstract- growth in the sector is certainty. Due


The Indian telecom is the fastest growing industry in the
world .  It is  one of major GDP and economic  development 
factor in the world. The Indian telecom in current scenario is the most
unstable industry as compared to other industry due to entry of reliance jio
but the growth in the sector is certainty. Due to this scenario the Indian telcom
industry has started consolidate in which the teleco are mergering   to
share their network assets . The following report will guide you to the Idea –
Vodafone merger and how this merger and there technology Road map will help
them to stabilize.    


Indian telecom sector is the  fastest 
growing  sector in the current Indian
economy Scenario but at the same time it is a highly unstable sector due to
current competition. It has connections over 11.1 billon which makes it second
largest in global scenario with a continuous growing CAGR  of  19.6%  driven
by an exponential surge in data consumption in the recent few years. India
ranks among top five countries across the world in highest internet users and
is speculated to rank as the fourth largest market by the year 2020 with two
out of every three mobile phones to be smart phones. Collaborative efforts by
numerous players in the market, Telecom Services Providers (TSPs),
infrastructure companies, regulatory bodies and the government have nurtured
the Indian telecom market and the same is expected to cross the INR 6.6
trillion2 revenue mark by the year 2020. But still advances are needed in the
sector due to current scenarios  ,
despite the growth numbers and an upward trajectory, significant enhancements
have to be made in the IT and telecommunications ecosystems for greater
efficiencies and sustained growth. Thus, the Indian market provides telecom
service providers with a large untapped potential, given the country’s
increasing population and its low tele-density. The Government has plans to
raise tele-density to 80-85 per cent by 2020, thereby offering greater growth
opportunities for service providers. No doubt, there has been a revolutionary
shift in telecom growth in India in the last decade, several lacunae persist
and need sustained policy attention to achieve a just distribution of telecommunications

Vodafone India is the Indian subsidiary of UK-based Vodafone Group plc, the world’s second-largest mobile phone company, and is a
provider of telecommunications services PAN india.  Vodafone India has a
market share of 18.42% with approximately 200 million subscribers and is the second largest mobile
telecommunications network.

Idea Cellular  is an Indian mobile network operator based at Mumbai, Maharashtra. Idea is a pan-India integrated GSM operator offering 2G, 3G
and 4G mobile service. Idea has 193.96 million subscribers as of 31 July
2017 making it the third largest teleco.

Currently to
cope-up current scenario both teleco has agreed upon a merger to become the
largest teleco in the telecom sector by using their common network assets

Demand of indian market


In 2017 data
usage in India surpassed USA and China it’s thanks to introduction of free data offers from Reliance Jio. Thus, additional investment in
network to boost coverage
of web footprint are done by telecommunication industry. In next 2 years improvement of coverage can demand investment of
around three hundred thousand crore.
IOT , AI beside robots and drone are the long term technologies
adopted by the country .These technologies demand for prime speed and so, 5G alongwith fiber
network square measure the longer term goals for
the telecommunication trade.
Indian customers specially living in high cities can watch prime quality TV content and live
streaming and it demand telcos to
invest in network to support video. Report says of these investments created by telecommunication corporations can increase their revenues however result in nearly twenty
fifth decline in ARPU.
Indian telecommunication trade demands
telcos to take a position in
indoor coverage and spectrum which
can result in magnified quality of service
(QOS). powerful indian telecommunication corporations square measure celebrating eminent speed test , howeverclient can still
face video and voice quality issues for
next 2 to 3 years.

of Vodafone-Idea.



The combined subscriber count for Vodafone-idea are around thirty-nine crore followed by Airtel’s twenty-seven crore. The united entity can have revenue market share
around40%  followed byAirtel’s thirty-twopercent.
Vodafone-Idea can along have
the strongest retail footprint likewise as sturdy spectrum holdings. Merger
of Vodafone-Idea can build them biggest spectrum
holder in Asian nation knock out Reliance-Jio.The entity
would have  thirty-five percent network capability share.
Merged entity can result in higher service quality and client expertise. it’ll have
reduced money challenges, which can encourage the corporate to pay a lot of on QOS


Affordability & Cost


 Entry of
Reliance Jio has launched an
enormous price battle.
With its free services, Jio has upset the larger players. The Vodafone-Idea unified entity can solely add fuel to the hearth. Since the unified entity can have a lot of resources, the medium price battlegoes to
urge messier. Idea-Vodafone merger could cause a lot of consolidation. Reliance
Communications, Tata Teleservices and Aircel square measure already in talks for merger. Airtel has
bought India operations
of Telenor. Reliance is
unquestionably attending to face
stiff fight from the new biggies. the
buyer are the
Though the consolidated entities would
fight the value war
for a year or 2, costs square measure attending
to increase within the long run. With fewer firms within the sector, there’s a better probability of accord on costs. Moreover, because the new biggies provide higherclient expertise,
it cannot return at
low costs.

Data & Voice support

Vodafone India has 17 circles with 4G capability .Idea’s
wireless broadband network is spread across 17 circles with a population of
over 880 million, with 50 per cent of this population already covered. By
combining their respective businesses, Idea and Vodafone will establish a
company with the scale and efficiency required to offer innovative and
attractively priced mobile services, enhancing it Data & Voice Services .The
combination of the two companies’ networks and spectrum holdings, together with
continued investment, will accelerate the pan-India expansion of its Data &
Voice driven Services.. The combined company will have sufficient spectrum to
compete effectively with the other major operators in the market. It would hold
1,850 MHz, including circa 1,645 MHz of liberalised spectrum acquired through
auctions7. It
will be capable of building substantial mobile data capacity, utilising the
largest broadband spectrum portfolio with 34 3G carriers and 129 4G carriers
across the country ,which will lead to efficient and a well covered PAN India

Future evolution

Idea is building the base for 5G.
They clearly expect this is often planning to take
time.  in the meantime,
a solid 4G network goes to
be the crucial retreat for future 5G. plan expect 5G to be launched
worldwide within the developed
market by 2020. By 2022, India ought to be prepared for 5G.When it had been 2G and 3G, India was a minimum of a decade behind
developed markets. once it had been 4G, they were a minimum of 4-5 years behind the
developed market. In 5G, we expect
to lag by just two years of launch .
Idea Cellular is committed to investment in technologies
like huge MIMO, Cloud,
and AI, and the way client expertise will improve
on virtual reality and
 augmented reality.Though the 5G technology continues to be some years away Vodafone company
is transferral a number of the 5G
technologies like hugeMIMO into 4G and applying
them.They are conducting trials of this technology. It is very futuristic in
5G, but are using it in 4G. There will be many other things that company will
be bringing into their networks.
Latency has been the amount one
priority for VodafoneIndia, that claims to possess the most effective latency
in India among all
Thus, each the businesses are able to select 5G
in close  future, each have capability to adopt 5G
technology on an individual basis. once merging the entity will apace acquire the up comingtechnologies with hyperbolic capability of the entity