NEW YORK, April 21 /PRNewswire/ --

- New site features multi-page report that provides an in-depth guide to India's fixed and mobile markets, including a snapshot of all the service providers, the key trends, and a map of India's service areas, or 'circles'

A new seven-page report, A Guide to India's Telecom Market, has been published to inaugurate the launch of Light Reading Asia (, which provides Light Reading's readers with a single point of reference for its coverage of the Asia/Pacific region.

The report is timely and relevant to Light Reading's global readership. India is the fastest-growing telecom market in the world, with more than 10 million new wireless connections being activated every month, says Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's International News Editor. If that rate is maintained, India's operators could end this year with 500 million activated lines, up from 347 million at the end of 2008. That level of growth, and how it is managed and maintained, is of great interest to telecom service providers all over the world, and provides new opportunities, and challenges, for the global vendor community.

The report, written by LR Asia Site Editor Catherine Haslam, explains this vast yet complex market, and provides a snapshot of the latest developments in the critical mobile services sector, a rundown of the country's many operators and their services, and a map of India's 22 telecom service areas, known as circles.

You may read the Guide here:

LR Asia's coverage isn't restricted to India, though. It will provide news and analysis on all the Asia/Pacific markets, focusing on the latest service, technology, and regulatory developments that are affecting the availability, evolution, and use of communications services. For example, the site's recent backlog of stories includes coverage of Australia's fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband rollout aspirations, capital expenditure plans in South Korea, next-generation network developments in Singapore, and the latest news from China's emerging 3G mobile market.

The site also includes Top 10 Telecom Markets: Asia, an in-depth report on the hottest markets in the Asia/Pacific region:

Light Reading Asia will offer the communications industry online advertising, lead-generation programs, regionally focused Webinars, video programming, and live events, including Broadband India 2.0, a two-city conference in September to be held in Mumbai and New Delhi (see for more information on the conference).


Amy Averbook Director of Corporate Marketing Light Reading +1-212-925-0020 x112

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading ( is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the US$3 trillion worldwide communications market. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than US$2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

Amy Averbook, Director of Corporate Marketing of Light Reading, +1-212-925-0020 x112,