EDITOR'S SCATVIEW

EDITOR'S SCATVIEW

The Corona pandemic impact on the Cable, Satellite and Broadband sector has been profound. But there is a silver lining to it – majority of the stakeholders are confident of bouncing back soon once business is able to reboot and get its bearings.......

India’s broadband base is increasing. This is an interesting development and it augurs well for the future of Digital India campaign of the Govt. The future of the CATV community is also in its expansion into the broadband domain. This is the future for the satellite and cable industry to grow and sustain in the future.This issue features a report which highlights the growth of broadband in the Indian markets........


 

June 2020

EDITOR’S SCATVIEW

The Corona pandemic impact on the Cable, Satellite and Broadband sector has been profound. But there is a silver lining to it – majority of the stakeholders are confident of bouncing back soon once business is able to reboot and get its bearings. Satellite & Cable TV reached out to some of the big stakeholders in this sector to understand their views on the impact of the pandemic on the overall business and the future ahead. All of them were conscious of the immediate challenges in the short term, but are very optimistic of the future. The focus storyRebooting the Cable, Satellite & Broadband Business in this issue is a major highlight where leading industry stalwarts have shared their views in an exclusive oneon-one with Satellite & Cable TV Jio has been having investors flocking to grab a share of the Jio pie. The topmost VCs and companies are making a beeline to grab a stake in Jio, despite the ongoing lull in the market due to the pandemic. 5G is the next big harbinger to trigger a major revolution in the broadband sector. Bharati Airtel & Jio are all gearing up for the 5G rollout. With Huawei being banned by leading nations, there is a huge opportunity for Indian companies to capitalise on the opportunities available The Indian telecom players like Vodafone Idea and Airtel is getting investments from the leading tech companies like Google, Amazon. This augurs well for the beleaguered players which has been under considerable stress with the AGR dues. This can spur a revival in the telecom sector. TRAI is clear about the future of broadband and its implications and is trying to redefine new parameters for the broadband sector. TRAI is also trying to usher in a new paradigm with its new initiatives within the cable, satellite and broadcast domain. But it’s very important that whatever TRAI does, it must consider the views of all the stakeholders within the domain and then attempt to bring in the changes. It has to be a win win situation for every stakeholder. Only then, will there be a true transformation within the industry.