Publications

Savitar shares its expertise and insights through its publications which deal with cutting edge industry issues.

Latest Publications

2G Auction Analyzer White Paper
Savitar Research Group
Article - 02/10/2012

Savitar presents an analysis tool for evaluating a player’s business case options in context of 2G auction .Analysis is a numerical estimation of business value based on interplay between the Spectrum Auctions and market structure for each service area in a model with several incumbents and several potential new entrants.
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2G Auctions and Business Models
Savitar Research Group
Article - 08/07/2012

In summary, while regulators are constantly framing the rules of play, there is a lot of maneuvering by players and intent of government to extract its perceived fair value. Challenge for investors is to rapidly and continuously evaluate their ROI with chang-ing market dynamics on a host of fronts.
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Three 3G market scenarios
Sriram Bhamidipati
Article - 10/25/2010

The 3G operators have a great opportunity to create and sustain a profitable base for themselves. However, the macro market events will define if 3G is just an in between technology ahead of 4G. This brief presents three 3G market scenarios.
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5 Oversights an Indian operator can make in 3G deployments - A Savitar brief
Sriram Bhamidipati
Article - 10/21/2010

One speaker at recently concluded 3G conference, in Mumbai, proclaimed confidently that we have learnt from other 3G deployments. We will not err on the same issues. But did we learn enough not to commit new mistakes? This brief brings forth 5 Oversights an Indian operator can make in 3G deployments.
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MNP - A Savitar brief
Sriram Bhamidipati
Article - 09/30/2010

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) enables customers to retain their mobile telephone when changing from one mobile operator to another mobile operator. This article sheds some light about MNP. Some relate to the operator and government, others are that concern the customer.
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India Wireless Broadband Operator Options- A strategic review
Sriram Bhamidipati
White Paper - 08/04/2010

Today, one of the biggest decisions facing operators has a technology choice at its heart. LTE or WiMax?
This harks back to many of the standard wars that the world has seen and the questions that have to be answered are myriad and complex. Decisions need to be made from spectrum acquisition to deployed networks and eventually a business plan that returns good money on the investment in reasonable period. Savitar covers one such migration and decision matrix- WiMAX to LTE. We present a comprehensive study from minutiae of technology decisions to a business plan based on services that consumers pay for on a virtual model of a real world network.
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India Broadband Operators- A case study of ARPU rates
Sriram Bhamidipati
White Paper - 08/04/2010

Low mobile ARPUs in India are no doubt a concern for wireless broadband operators who are set to launch services.
This paper examines the conundrums relating to ARPUs in India and attempts to arrive at an understanding of what the Indian market could hold for an operator. Possible gravity ARPUs and its erosion, the viable segments and corresponding services and competition, the use of spectrum to obtain the maximum ROI and the financial picture are some of the areas covered.
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Wireless Broadband in India- An evaluation of technology options in wireless broadband networks
Sriram Bhamidipati
White Paper - 09/07/2010

In the backdrop of the ongoing standards war, operators face difficult migration choices, namely Wimax ‘e’ to Wimax ‘m’ or TD-LTE.
Technology decisions by operators are roiled by competing claims from the competing factions about their own technologies. As a result, operators do not have clear information on which to take the right decisions. Savitar presents an unbiased and in-depth study on the technological feasibility of the co-existence of the competing technologies and a migration from one standard to another. This study goes beyond a mere theoretical exercise thanks to the ability to model network behavior on the powerful EKAATM platform.
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