Best TELECOM Stocks in India 2022

Indian telecom industry underwent a high pace of market liberalization and growth since the 1990s and now has become the world’s most competitive and one of the fastest growing telecom markets. India’s telecommunication network is the second largest in the world by number of telephone users (both fixed and mobile phone) with 1179.49 million subscribers as on 31 January 2021. It has one of the lowest call tariffs in the world enabled by mega telecom operators and hyper-competition among them. India has the world’s second-largest Internet user-base with 747.41 million broadband internet subscribers in the country. The continuous rise of the mobile industry is linked to technological advancements in the telecommunications sector.

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Bharti Airtel Limited

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 18 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel is a leading and most trusted provider of ICT services in India and offers a diverse portfolio of services to enterprises, governments, carriers and small and medium business. Google to invest up to $1 billion in a partnership with Airtel as part of its Google for India Digitization Fund. Deal includes investment of $700M to acquire 1.28% ownership in Airtel and up to $300M toward potential multi-year commercial agreements. The partnership will focus on enabling affordable access to smartphones across price ranges, and will continue to explore building on their existing partnerships to potentially co-create India-specific network domain use cases for 5G and other standards, and help accelerate the cloud ecosystem for businesses across India.

Tata Tele Business Services Limited

Tata Tele Business Services Limited (TTBSL), formally known as Tata Tele Services Limited (TTSL), is an Indian broadband, telecommunications and cloud service provider based in Mumbai. It is a subsidiary of the Tata Group, an Indian conglomerate. Tata Teleservices used to provide mobile services under Tata DoCoMo (GSM mobile operator, wireless broadband). Tata Teleservices sought to exit mobile network division due to large losses and debt, then sold its unit to Bharti Airtel in a debt free and cash-free deal and described as virtually free; Airtel will only pay a part of Tata Teleservices’s unpaid spectrum payment liability. Tata Teleservices turned out to be the second biggest gainer in the BSE 500 index, rising 1,451 percent, in the last one year. Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL) helps accelerate the adoption of digital technologies by businesses aspiring to “Do Big.” CIO Select Awards 2021 for “Integrated telco-grade Cloud Communication Suite (Smartflo).

Indus Towers Limited

Indus Towers Limited is an independently managed company offering passive infrastructure services to telecom operators and other wireless services providers such as broadband service providers. Incorporated in November 2006, Indus Towers Limited has been promoted under a joint venture between entities of Bharti Group including Bharti Infratel (rendering telecom and tower infrastructure services in India under the brand name Airtel and Bharti Infratel Limited respectively) and Vodafone Idea Limited (rendering telecom services under the brand name Vodafone and Idea) to render passive infrastructure services to telecom service providers.[ Indus Towers Limited has over 184,748 towers and 335,106 co-locations (as on 31st December 2021) and a nationwide presence covering all 22 telecom circles. Indus’ leading customers are Bharti Airtel (together with Bharti Hexacom), Vodafone Idea Limited and Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, which are the leading wireless telecommunications service providers in India by revenue.

ITI Limited

ITI Limited is a public sector undertaking in the telecommunications technology segment established as a departmental factory in 1948. The company has a diverse suite of products including manufactured products like Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON), Managed Leased Line Network (MLLN) products, Stand Alone Signaling Transfer Point(SSTP), Wi-Fi Access Point, Radio Modem, SMPS, Set Top Box, Defence products like multi-capacity encryption units, Bulk encryption Units (BEU), Terminal End Secrecy Devices (TESD), Passive infrastructure products such as Optical Fiber Cable, HDPE duct, Antenna, diversified products such as smart energy meters, smart cards, solar panels, mini personal computers. To Lead India’s transformation towards self-reliance in the domain of Telecommunications, Electronics, and ICT products, services and solutions that change lives for better. ITI Limited, a leading Telecommunication Equipment manufacturer is poised for upgrading its Infrastructure to state-of-the-art facilities with the recent sanction of its Revival Package by the Government of India. With this background ITI Limited invites Indian/Global players/PSUs to join hands for manufacturing products in the field of Telecommunication/Defense/
Electronics.

HFCL

HFCL (also Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited) is an Indian telecom company incorporated in 1987. It has been in operation into various segments of manufacturing, Research & Development and turnkey solutions. HFCL provides services across India with its headquarters in Gurgaon and Delhi. It has countrywide offices that includes production plants in Solan (Himachal Pradesh), Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Goa. The company’s regional offices are located in Indian states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand. Over the past three decades, HFCL has delivered innovative, customized and competitive products and latest solutions in the high technology telecommunications infrastructure sector, thereby enabling its customers to stay ahead of their peers in technology and network efficiency. The Company’s activities cover the entire value chain from the manufacturing of leading edge telecommunication products to implementation of telecommunication networks. HFCL is a leading manufacturer of optical fiber cables, optical transport, power electronics and broadband equipment for the telecommunication industry. HFCL has earmarked ₹200 crore as capex for this financial year, majority of which will be used for expansion of capacity at its Hyderabad plant and modernisation of Goa and Chennai facilities. The company is planning to build 5G RAN products such as Macro RU, 5G Indoor Small Cell and 5G Outdoor Small Cell and 5G Transport products such as Fronthaul Gateway, Cell Site Router and Aggregation Routers. The company is also expanding its presence in fibre and fibre optics.