Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on the Indian Telecom Sector: An Analysis

  • N Harshith Kumar Shetty Assistant Professor, Department of PG Studies and Research in Commerce, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College (Autonomous), Ujire, Karnataka, India
Keywords: FDI, Telecommunication, GDP, Investors


This study examines the profound impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the Indian telecom sector, offering insight into the sector’s evolution and opportunities. In recent years, FDI has played a pivotal role in transforming the Indian telecom landscape, contributing to both economic and technological advancements. From an economic perspective, FDI has significantly bolstered the financial health of telecom companies by infusing capital for network expansion and infrastructure development. This has translated into improved connectivity, greater market reach, and competitive pricing, benefiting the Indian consumer base. Additionally, FDI has spurred job creation and economic growth, positioning the telecom sector as a vital contributor to India’s economic development. Technologically, FDI has facilitated the adoption of cutting-edge telecommunications technologies. Foreign investors have brought in expertise and resources, accelerating the deployment of 4G and 5G networks, broadband penetration, and the proliferation of digital services. This technological progress has positioned India as a formidable player in the global telecommunications arena. This study underscores the transformative role of FDI in the Indian telecom sector, emphasizing its economic and technological benefits. It serves as a valuable resource for stakeholders, policymakers, and researchers seeking to understand the intricate dynamics of FDI in one of India’s most critical industries.

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