Indian broadband subscribers are growing, thanks to the India private telecom operators on their effort with promoting both wireless and wireline based broadband services. According to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) report as on 31st July, 2014, India got around 70.81 million broadband subscribers at the end of July 2014 when compared to the 68.83 million subscribers at the end of June 2014.
The data include subscribers from normal wired connection, wireless subscribers using mobile devices and dongles, and other wireless connection including Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, Point-to-Point Radio and VSAT with a minimum downloading speed of 512Kbps. Govt owned telecom operator BSNL still leads the broadband raise with 25.62% market share, but closely followed by Bharti Airtel with 22.05% market share and Vodafone India with 15.86% market share.
Other interesting finding from the TRAI’s telecom subscription data –
- India has 946.40 million telephone subscribers and out of this 918.72 million subscribers are under the Wireless Segment (GSM, CDMA & FWP).
- BSNL losses 1.3 million mobile subscribers in the month of July 2014. Whereas Vodafone India gained 1.3 million mobile subscribers during the same period.
- Bharti Airtel still hold the top position in Indian telecom market with 22.83% share, followed by Vodafone India with 18.64% share and Idea cellular with 15.25% market share
- 2.86 million new request for Mobile Number Portability during the month of July 2014, taking the total MNP request to 126.72 million.
- Wireline subscriber base declined to 27.68 Million at the end of July, 2014 with BSNL and MTNL losing the most.
- Top five Wired broadband service providers are BSNL with 9.98 million subscribers, Bharti Airtel, MTNL, Beam Telecom and YOU Broadband.
- Top five Wireless broadband service providers are Bharti Airtel with 14.21 million subscribers, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, BSNL and Reliance Communications.