TECH SUPPLIER Jan 2023 - Market Perspective - Doc # AP48828922

5G India Road Map — Radio Access and Transport Networks Will Dominate Capex Spending


Nishant Bansal
, Shiv Putcha,
Bill Rojas
Table of Contents

Executive Snapshot

Figure: Executive Snapshot: 5G Use Cases and Capex Outlook

New Market Developments and Dynamics

5G Has Limited Use Cases in India in the Short Term

Financial Health of India's MNOs Is Still Fragile Despite a Recent Recovery

5G Capex Spending Plans of India's MNOs

Figure: India Basestations and Cell Sites, 2021–2026

Cell Sites Will Show Steady Growth

5G Basestations Will Grow to Nearly a Half Million by 2026 But Far Less Than LTE

Overall Capex Spending Will Rise Steadily Through 2026

Figure: Capex Spending in India, 2021–2026 (CAGR 3.3%)

Jio and Airtel Will Lead the Capex Spend on 5G

Figure: Capex Spending in India by Operator, 2021–2026

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