Starting a Telecom Business

In starting a telecom business, several things are needed to be considered first in order for your business to be successful.

It is also important to determine whether you want to start your “own” telecom business or just purchase a franchise of an established telecom company.

Today, one of the fastest growing businesses in the market is the telecommunications industry. The demand for the use of telecommunication services are rising everyday because there are nearly three billion calls made every day.

A lot of people are considering the internet to make cheaper calls but have the same, or even better, quality as compared to a traditional phone line. This is one market that you must consider when you are starting your very own telecom business. Consider whether you can penetrate into the online market of telecom business. Currently, there are a lot of businesses on the internet that offers the same telecommunication service. They offer different rates for different destinations. If you are planning to start a telecom business online, you must consider offering an advantage to your customers against your current competitors.

Before even deciding whether to start an online telecom business or not, you must inquire first about the legalities that you should have in order for you to start the operation of your business. You can go to your local county office or the government agency that handles this type of business to inquire about the paper works or permits that your business needs in order for you to start your operation.

In the case that you do not want to start your telecom business on your own, you should consider purchasing a franchise from a franchise company which already has an established name on the industry when it comes to telecommunication. You can utilize the internet in searching for online businesses that offer individuals or entrepreneurs an opportunity to start their own telecom business online.

Alternatively, you can seek advice and recommendation from people who already have been through this or in other words, seek advice and recommendation from people who actually own a business with the same type as yours. These people will be able to provide you with the things that you need to know in doing or running a telecom business. And if you are lucky enough, the can also tell you the dos and don’ts in running your business. But never expect your competitors to give you a good advice if you ask them for it. If you know someone personally who also owns a telecom business, you can ask him to give you advice and recommendations on the things that you should do in running your own telecom business.

Lastly, always remember to give your customers the satisfaction that they are expecting from you. If they are satisfied, they will surely recommend your business to their family or friends. This is also known as “word of mouth” advertisement.

162 Comments

  • Ruqaiya Siyabi said on March 24, 2011
    Dear Sir, We are located in Muscat, Oman. We are looking to start our own Telecom company. It will be a first class company. Could you help us in establishing our company. Would you provide us with (feasibility study, business model, etc) If it is part of your interest would kindly do contact us via e-mail or mobile. Yours Sincerely, Ruqaiya AL Siyabi, AL Felej Group L.L.C., E-mail: alFelejGroup@yhaoo.com. Tel:+968 95 23 99 33
  • Azimah Sefa said on April 4, 2011
    Dear Sir, I'm from Ghana. I wish to start my own Telecom company. Could you help me in establishing the company. i ll also love to be educated on this too. this is my email tynalove@rocketmail.com i look forward to hearing from you
  • Kuatji said on April 27, 2011
    Dear Sir, i want to know about what i need to start a telecommunications business. Yours sincerely, Kuatji, Gaborone, Botswana, E-mail Simbac.clockwise@yahoo.com. Tel 73625629
  • Nikhil said on May 18, 2011
    Greetings to you sir, I live in india and would like to start My own telecommunications company and would like to get more information on how to start with low investment. It would be really generous of you If I could be provided with the necessary data. Looking forward to your help sir....
  • Aaron Lordson said on May 30, 2011
    Hi Mr, I want to establish my own telecom business in Togo West Africa. I would like if you can inform me about what kind of equipments I will need in order to start the business. I would appreciate your support. I look forwards hearing from you. Kind regards, Aaron Lordson
  • Joshua Davidson said on July 21, 2011
    i work for a telecoms company in east Anglia and i want to start my own in my bedroom as a 1 man band. also i would like to know how much do you think i will need of cash behind me to start it successfully. it would be a great help as i am only 18 and one of the best sales man in peterborough. thank you support
  • Abass said on July 23, 2011
    l wish i could start my own telms business,and i have every information and strategy needed to start the business, but what is delaying me is capital. And i wouldn't mind, if somebody could join hand with me and start the business.
  • orlando prieto said on July 24, 2011
    I want to open my telecommunication business in miami florida country miami dade
  • janmejay arya said on September 12, 2011
    dear sir ,I want to establish my own telecom business in delhi(india).plz tell me more details about telecom.....
  • UJ said on September 14, 2011
    Please can you advise on how to establish or Franchise a telecom business in Nigeria.
  • taani said on September 29, 2011
    respected sir, i m student of 2nd yr,pursuing bca...i m just now 18 yr and i want to open a telecom company in lucknow....i request u to help me in this matter,plz sir contact me...my email id is taani.taurus@gmail.com
  • vasant said on October 2, 2011
    sir, is there any technical logic to set up telecom business with a lowest investment...
  • Nathaniel said on October 17, 2011
    Dear sir, am still a student of the Polytechnic, studying electrical/electronics Engineering technology. But, I have this dream of owning a cellular telecommunication company of mine. I would really appreciate, if you could give me pertinent information on how to make such God-given dream materialise. Am a Nigerian, from Akwa Ibom state. Thanks for your generous assistance. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
  • Bismin said on October 20, 2011
    Greetings to you sir,I wish to start my own Telecom company. Could you help me in establishing the company. i ll also love to be educated on this too. this is my email (bismin24may@gmail.com )i look forward to hearing from you. i request u to help me in this matter,plz sir contact me...to my mail i.d. -india. tamil nadu. Mobile No-9500621049
  • HERRY GULATI said on October 27, 2011
    Greeting to you sir, i wish to have a franchise of any telecom services i have a space of 10/15 square yard and good contact relations with the customers and i have also a lot of experience in telecom services kindly contact me shortly if u providing me a great opportunity for any telecom services
  • baz said on October 30, 2011
    I am living in uae i want to start telecommunication business if you help me i will be thankful. this is my email: bazbakha@hotmail.com
  • tyobee said on November 1, 2011
    Please sir, help me to start a telecommunication company, I need details on how to start. My email is tybeewin@yahoo.com
  • Mustafa said on December 28, 2011
    Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to know more about starting a telecommunications business. If you could educate me in this areas that would be fantastic. Many thanks, Mustafa - Hargeisa, Somaliland, E-mail warjah106@hotmail.co.uk.
  • Daniel Akiga said on January 16, 2012
    Greetings. Thank you for the helpful advice. May I also kindly request that you educate me more on the requirements for establishing my telecom business in Nigeria. I'm located in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • JUDE said on January 24, 2012
    Hello! Thanks for the information. Am a Nigeria and I would like to start in a low capacity telecom business,I would be happy if you can help guide me through, how to make this dream a success and also possibly which services might the best starting point. Regards Jude
  • hamid said on March 3, 2012
    Dear sir, I wish to start my own online telecom company via internet and establish it into a company offering line/mobile!internet rental. Currently I am 26 and have had some experience at supervisory/manager level in telecommunication. Could you please advise me on the methods needed to start with internet calling or 'VOIP' so that I can generate enough capital to invest into building my very own Telecommunication company and also methods to attract the needed support, expertise and investment from possible investors. Many thanks
  • ankit said on April 15, 2012
    dear sir, i want to start my own telecom company in madhya pradesh india , i want to know what i need to start a telecommunication business or how to get franchise.
  • Sajad Wani said on May 20, 2012
    Sir i am from srinagar J&K i want to set up my own telecom company if there is any way kindly help me for setting my dream 9906644559
  • Akash said on May 20, 2012
    Dear sir, I am from Delhi and want to start my own telecom manufacturing organization. Pl.advise me if there is any possibility to start in 2012.
  • Cliff Ferguson beginner adviser said on May 20, 2012
    Hello, I own a telecommunications company and there are so many different directions to go with this type of business. Respondents above should narrow their scope to whether they want to be a new hardware provider, manufacturer, repairer, refurbisher, equipment provider, secondary marketeer, interconnect business to business system installer, residential service provider, re-seller of business only phone carrier, VOIP service provider or reseller of phone service. I can promise from 15 years of experience this is a brutal hard road and nothing comes easy here. Best advice, failure to plan is planning to fail. But...it can only work with sweat equity.
  • abdikarim ayusuf said on May 20, 2012
    DEAR SIR, I would like to know about how to start a small telecom company in UK and also in kenya . Thank you
  • mobeen said on June 12, 2012
    hi sir i would like to start a small telecom company in uk please could you send me all information about this. thanks
  • Kenny moore said on June 16, 2012
    HI @Cliff, Thanks a lot for sharing your experience in telecommunication business. Well, i am interested in starting VOIP and Call termination service. I would like to know what it takes to start this business and also if i can solely this do on internet without a physical base. I am from Ghana.
  • iscandri said on June 19, 2012
    Thanks again @Cliff Ferguson for your advice and "heads-up" on the need to work hard to secure funding equity. My telecoms background originates from the wired line service. However I aim to establish a VoIP Service that will evolve eventually to a telephone service provider. Please advice me on the way(s) to start that will ensure success.
  • Abdalla Ali said on June 21, 2012
    I am living in Khatuma state of Somalia i want to start telecommunication business if you help me i will be thankful. Please tell me more details about telecom. Thank very much for your help.
  • Henry O Njemanze said on June 25, 2012
    I am from Nigeria, I want to start my own Telecom business, please equipment do I need to buy or own to be able to own my telecom in my Country, although we have something like MTN, GLO, Starcomms, Etisalat, Celtell and more Telecoms but I want to have my own so that I can make a difference in my world. +60109792609
  • A K ANAND said on July 5, 2012
    I want to get agency/franchise for telecommunication services at 80 ft.road in Mansarover Garden, New Delhi (India)
  • A K ANAND said on July 5, 2012
    I want to get agency/franchise of vodafone/airtel/aircel/MTS etc at my shop located on 80 ft road at Mansarover Garden,New Delhi-110015 (India). Contact: A K Anand, Mob.No9810120084,E mail:anand.ananda10@yahoo.com
  • Promise Uchegbu said on August 2, 2012
    I want to start a telecoms business in Nigeria. please i need to know how to go about this and also i want to know the details of how to go about it. i will be grateful,My number is +2347062574257 and my e-mail is soma2down@yahoo.com thanks.
  • manish singh mahra said on August 13, 2012
    sir i am manish from uttarakhand india. i want to establish an telecom company. this is first time and how equipment are used in company and what are the process please help me my email id is manishmahravinay@gmail.com
  • Augustine said on August 15, 2012
    Sir, I am a Ghanaian and just completed my diploma programme in Electrical/Electronic Engineering in one of the Polytechnics here in Ghana. I want to start a telecom business as a telecom engineer. Please what are some of the equipments that I will need for a start. Would be very grateful if you can help me do this successfully. Thank you
  • Devraj said on August 22, 2012
    Hi I'm looking out to start business in Bangalore Kengeri location.
  • Zeeshan Beg said on August 28, 2012
    Hi sir, I'm looking out to start business in Goa location, sir firstly i want to know what products i should take into consideration and its initial investment.
  • amir m said on August 29, 2012
    Hi sir, I'm looking out to start telecoms business in somalia location, sir firstly i want to know what products i should take into consideration and its initial investment. as you know there is no government that regulates the telecom industries in somalia so i believe with your help and my drive.my email is amirmahmed@yahoo.com.thanks amir
  • nishan said on September 6, 2012
    Dear sir. I am an Bachelor in (electronics and telecommunications engg). I request you to send few tips, so that it would be helpful for me to start an telecom corp in (India). You can mail me at 'nishanshetty777@gmail.com' Thanking you.
  • KENNETH CHIOMA said on October 8, 2012
    i am prince kenneth i am from imo sate Nigeria, i have more than ten plots of land to give out for who so ever that is looking for land for an establishment of telecommunication. please contact me on my direct email: kk_chioma2007@yahoo.co.uk
  • George Blay said on October 11, 2012
    Hi I am a Ghanaian and want to start a telecom company even though we have giants like mtn, airtel, glo, tigo and vodafone. I want my telecom company to be unique and powerful than the rest please show me the procedures and how to start and if possible a name for my telecom company. This is my e-mail address buabenblay@yahoo.com. Hope I will hearing from u.
  • ali said on October 14, 2012
    hi sir am ali. am from india. i want to to start small telecom business in my town. tell me the details, of how much capital required for this. waiting for ur response....
  • vishwajeet said on October 15, 2012
    hello sir, i am from (jharkhand) india. i want to start my own telecommunication pvt. ltd. company but i dont know how to start so please give your suggestion. plz contact me my mobile no. 8600956266, email id. sssonusingh01@gmail.com
  • KaNiki said on November 1, 2012
    Hi there am from drc Congo and I need a telecom business can you please help with more info. In details.
  • Bernard said on November 2, 2012
    Hi I'm interested in starting a telecom business via Internet in OHIO for international calling. Can you help get started?
  • daniel said on November 12, 2012
    sir, how are you i am daniel from ethiopia i need the structural graphs about sales people in small company to sale different products, so please give me advice how should it be the structure of the people.
  • rahul said on November 14, 2012
    sir i want to establish telecom company in Nepal . can you help me in any way .
  • Jyoti said on November 19, 2012
    Alwar (Rajasthan) India as non voice process of Airtel(Data Entry). Working in this industry last 3 yrs. Looking for new business in telecom industry.
  • Gibson Pepo Temo said on November 20, 2012
    Hello, I am Gibson Pepo Temo, a communication engineer in Papua New Guinea. I am engaged as a consultant with a government organization that is interested in running a telecommunication system of it own. In this case through fiber optics. Could you provide me information on this matter regarding the total costs involve in all equipment, and other necessary items required. Thank you and I look forward to hear from you. Gibson Pepo, Lead Consultant
  • Reginald said on December 9, 2012
    i want my telecommunication network at owerri, imo state nigeria. Need a feasibility study.
  • Eduard Zaytsev said on December 10, 2012
    I am looking to start a simple Telecom business within the USA. I want to focus on POT's Lines first and once I have the right amount of customers transition into managed services. Please contact me at e.zaytsev@hotmail.com. Thank you, Eduard
  • R L Perry said on December 25, 2012
    fort wayne indiana usa. hello sir how are u great i hope. i see u come in contact with many like minded men & women. on the same page of success in this business. what i'ld like to do is ask if a small number of them would like to partner up with me to accomplish & establish our plans together. their in great power in numbers.
  • Terry Van Dien said on December 31, 2012
    We have been given the task of setting up the communication system in Haiti and would like to use nothing but fiber optic lines. Could you please help with how to become the local telephone, internet, TV provider. What equipment is needed to handle all of this. The country is not wanting to bring in already existing companies who charge an arm and a leg for service. Thank you for your help. terry@dragonflybiofuel.com
  • nisar ahmed said on January 3, 2013
    dear sir, hi, i am interested to get an agency/franchise for telecommunication services in any state in india, kindly provide me detail information pls. my e mail add ahmed_4uonly@yahoo.com
  • kevin said on January 19, 2013
    dear Sir, i have been in the telecom business for a couple of year and i feel its right time to start my own telecom organisation which involves cctv and wireless installation . i want to know how much capital is needed
  • Azhar said on February 13, 2013
    HI i want 2 establish a aircel telecom service becz i have an experience can u tel me the total cost pls sen me a mail as soon as possible
  • edward dennis said on February 17, 2013
    greetings to urir, my name is edward i m looking forward to open telecom industry so plz give me detail inf regarding this sector
  • Amos said on February 23, 2013
    My dream right now is to establish a Telecom business, please can give me advice on how to go about it?thank you so much you are the best. Amos A.Gombe
  • Isha Kamara said on February 27, 2013
    Hi, I am currently a business student in Toronto, Canada and I am looking to start a telecommunications business in my home country of Sierra Leone, West Africa. I am really interested in this but I have no idea where to start and what it takes. I really need help with this so please get back to me when you can. Thanks
  • N. Jahangiri said on February 27, 2013
    Gillingham.Kent UK. Dear Sir, I want to start a telecoms company. I heard Telcoinbox what you think of this company and how much capital I'll need. Yours sincerely, jahangiri
  • bijay lama said on March 1, 2013
    Sir i am from kolkata. India and i am planning to run my own telecom company in uk. so kindly guide me to reach my target. my email id. (lama.bijay4@gmail.com). Thanks & Regards, Bijay Lama
  • mohammed said on March 2, 2013
    hi i'm mohammed from sudan, i want to start small business in telecom (i'm a senior telecom engineer )in my country. how could you help to start my business. mohammed.hafiz9@gmail.com
  • sairah said on April 11, 2013
    I need information on how to set up a telecom company in the UK and what software is needed thank you. sairahrafique5470@dudleylearners.ac.uk
  • SHARMARKE MOHAMED said on April 12, 2013
    DEAR SIR/MADAM , I'm from somalia and i'm looking to start my own Telecom company, actually i'm business man who working in uk at london and looking to run telecom company in somalia and i'm looking for some information about how i can do this actually when you want to start business you need some advice then when you see everything you do by step anyway could you please contact me via by phone 447447018275 or email majaaystar@outlook.com
  • raghu said on April 18, 2013
    dear sir, i'm from india i want to start my own telecommunication industry. so pls give me your valuable budget plan and total process of the business. +919491412107
  • avinash said on April 23, 2013
    dear sir , i am from india i want to know the exact requirement to start a telecom business. plz reply me as soon as possible
  • Daniels bertzproject said on April 25, 2013
    I have a Dully registered company in Australia, i want to be handling Telecoms servicing Company, what will i need and do i just need to consult Telecoms Vendors or i will need permit before going ahead. Hope to hear from you soon.
  • Kennedy Ogudo said on April 26, 2013
    Sir, i have this dream of starting a telecommunication business in Nigeria, please i need your advice on hardware and software requirements, end devices that i would need to startup, this is a dream i want to see come true. kennex4rill5@yahoo.com, +2348035559117
  • hassanian said on April 28, 2013
    hi I am from australia I would like to open my own telecommunication business can hour please let us know all details that's needed thanks
  • ryan said on April 28, 2013
    I'm in indonesia and looking for an opportunity to open my own company in telco, do you have a suggestion in which scope I should focus on?
  • Lalit said on May 7, 2013
    Hi. This is Lalit from india (Delhi). I am working in telecom operations. I our company is planning to expand business in multi nations also looking for joint ventures in abroad. company is doing business with top operator like Vodafone & oem like NSN, Alcatel, ceragon etc.kindly help if company could get any investor or collaboration opportunity. Reply on lohani2007@gmail.com
  • varun singh said on May 7, 2013
    Dear Sir this is Varun Singh From India.my company is dealing in multirechage we have good market coverage. our company is planning to expand business in multi nations also looking for joint ventures in abroad.searching marketing right for any good telecom product because we have good distribution channel. reply on singh24varungkp@gmail.com
  • Emeka Bosa said on May 8, 2013
    Hello sir, my name is emeka bosa, I am in the process of starting my own telecommunications company. I would like to know if you still need towers when using fiber optics. Also please I would like you to give a brief feasibility study on the things needed to start this business. I am working on being a GSM carrier and internet service provider. Please email me. Thank you for your time. From Abuja, Nigeria.
  • david mutabs said on May 10, 2013
    Hi i would love to start up a small company offering telecom services like optic fiber installation, cctv installation, and to offer consultation services regarding new technology information
  • S. Biswas said on May 22, 2013
    Hi, I am based in India and interested to start a small business of my own. Can you please suggest any such opportunities? Thanks and regards, S. Biswas
  • Steve said on June 3, 2013
    Hi sir, starting a telecom company is difficult they say i live in NYC and i want to start a telecom company please help me educate me. thank you
  • Hussain said on June 9, 2013
    Hi, I live in London and would like to start telecom business here in UK. Could you please advise me. Thanks
  • Ahmed said on June 15, 2013
    Helo am mr ahmed i started my own IT firm. Providing internet. And applications. i also have my IT hardware company. Selling all computer products . Now i want to go about telecom industry sector. Plz advice me how would go about it . And can perform in this sector . Thank u . Plz feedback
  • Melanie said on July 5, 2013
    Hello I'm interested in starting my own telecom company. Need some advice on how to start and to learn more about the business
  • Ibrahim said on July 19, 2013
    Dear sir, thanks for your explanation on the telecommunication company. Am an high school graduate with an entrepreneur spirit, what i want to focus on is internet service provider and Gsm carrier, i can write a business plan for it. Once again thanks for your explanation. Looking forward to have a help from you soon. mushin, lagos, Nigeria.
  • barkat singh said on August 3, 2013
    hello, i want to start my own telecom vendor company in india, can you please advise me about the license and another documents.
  • fasiulla khan said on August 4, 2013
    Dear sir, my name is fasiulla khan and thanks for your explanation on the telecommunication company. I would like to open my own telecommunication business can hour please let us know all details that's needed. please contact me via by phone -9591028123 or email-fasi28123@gmail.com thanks.
  • Bhipesh Kumar said on August 8, 2013
    Dear Sir, I would like to start my own telecom company, which will provide fibre broadband and telephone services to homes and various companies. I live in Ireland. Please email me if you can help me with this issue. Thanks
  • SIVANANDAN KOMALAN expert adviser said on August 14, 2013

    @Oneil Telecom, Dear Mr. Brown Wesley, CEO. It is a great pleasure to send the message through startupbizhub, it is very useful to the viewers of this site., as you know lots of good, experienced and educated peoples are here to watching this site and i am sure they can get a good job. regards SIVANANDAN KOMALAN

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  • Anthony Alex Thuo said on August 27, 2013
    @ONEIL TELECOM, am a student from Kenya ready to graduate in diploma in telecommunication engineering but i specialized programming issues. please if you may have any vacant for me i kindly request you to inform me.Am ready to work in your Oneil Telecom company because am seriously interested in telecommunication. kindly request.
  • Antonio said on August 27, 2013
    We are a telecom service company, with presence in Australia and PNG. We are seeking for a big company interested in starting operations and move into these countries. The company is running and certified with the main equipment suppliers as Ericsson, Huawei, Kordia, Leighton,...; ISO9001. You can contact us at contact@cetelnet.com
  • gourav bansal said on September 10, 2013
    i live in rohini, delhi, india. from 1 year i'm looking for distributorship nearby my residence. i have interest in telecom line so plz help me out. u can contact me 8010884211
  • Vaibhav Bhatnagar said on September 11, 2013
    Hello Sir, I live in delhi and i am keen to start telecom business and i do have international telecom company's trends knowledge ,so i request you to get back to me ASAP. so that we can move further step wise. Thanks and Regards 9582966831
  • muhammad asim said on October 13, 2013
    i am muhammad asim i am doing telecom engineering and wants to start a small telecom company
  • Eva sebre said on October 29, 2013
    We will like your expertise in starting a low cost telecom business in the Us that will be expanded to the African market. We need a sound business plan and understand the technical aspect of telecom. We are already involved in the marketing aspects of it selling telecom to small business in the US. Thanks
  • Hajji Mohamed said on November 13, 2013
    Hi i'm mohammed from Somaliland, i want to start small business in telecom Kindly send me your Advises Thanks
  • Tomasz Kozlowski said on November 14, 2013
    Hi everyone. I'm a chef of IT specialist in big Telecom Company in Poland. If you need my advise and help to start or grow yours telecom business please contact me on email. @ANTONIO if you sill looking partner please contact me ASAP. Thanks
  • A Danish said on November 30, 2013
    Hi, I want to start my own telecom company. Please advice from where do I need to start and what capital is required on initial stage. I am utility broker in UK and have more than 5000 customers data in our company. Please advice
  • rohit rathore said on December 1, 2013
    sir, i want to start a business in telecom field in mumbai or navi mumbai.m an telecom engg . Please provide me info n advice for it . Thanking you
  • sourabh shrivastava said on December 22, 2013
    dear sir, I am sourabh shrivastavba, frm INDIA BHOPAL MP. I would like to start my own telecom company in india.. this is first time and how equipment are used in company and what are the process please help me my email id is shrivastavasourabh92@gmail.com mbl no: +919826797924
  • Paul said on December 29, 2013
    Please, could you educate me on how to start a wireless internet company... This has always been my dream but i don't know how to start.
  • Rami said on January 4, 2014
    Dear sir, I am interested to setup my own mobile telecommunication business in spain. Also "international calling cards", VOIP, etc, etc.
  • samiksha padgilwar said on January 29, 2014
    respected, SIR, I WANT TO START OWN BUSINESS IN ETC BUT WHICH IS BEST FOR THE MARKET AND LATEST
  • sagar choule said on January 31, 2014
    i want to get DEALERSHIP/ DSA of TELECOM SECTOR in nasik. Pls help us to set up this Business . And, i will ready to invest. I hope u consider my msg

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