Telecom equipment industry posts revenues of Rs 1,13,188 crore

Telecom equipment industry posts revenues of Rs 1,13,188 crore Bangalore: The Indian telecom equipment industry posted marginally lower revenues of Rs 1,13,188 crore in 2011-12 compared to Rs 1,14,133 crore in the previous financial year, according to an annual survey.

Nearly half of the telecom equipment revenue came from carrier equipment manufacturers, which saw a dip of 5.06 per cent to touch Rs 55,333 crore during the year. In the previous year, the segment had registered Rs 58,285 crore revenue.

The 2012 annual survey of the Indian Telecom industry by Voice&Data journal covered over 500 telecom companies spanning carrier equipment, enterprise communication equipment, and user device manufacturers.

Enterprise equipment grew at 8.89 per cent to report revenues of Rs 23,183 crore in the year, up from Rs 21,291 crore in 2010-11.

The user device segment that includes mobile handsets, fixed phones, data cards and tablet computers, contributed more than one-third to the total telecom equipment industry, at Rs 34,672 crore, recording a flat growth of 0.33 per cent from Rs 34,557 crore a year ago.

Mobile handset maker Nokia had the highest revenue during the year followed by Korean electronics major Samsung.

They were followed by telecom equipment manufacturers Cisco, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson, and Alcatel-Lucent, the statement said.

The Top10 club also saw inclusion of software companies like TCS, Wipro and Tech Mahindra, according to press statement from the journal.