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As Per Latest Information the Wired Broadband subscriber base is increasing rapidly in India.

Wired broadband subscriber base increasing faster than wireless broadband.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released its latest data on telecom subscriptions for June 2020. According to the latest report, the country’s wired broadband subscriber base is growing faster than wireless broadband.

The total number of wired broadband subscribers increased from 19.38 million at the end of May 2020 to 19.82 million at the end of June 2020 at a monthly growth rate of 2.29%, while the growth rate of the wireless broadband subscriber base was only 2.23. %. The same trend was observed in the previous month (May 2020) when the growth momentum of the wired broadband subscriber base was 1.88% compared to 1.13% for the wired broadband subscriber base.

Broadband Statistics

The number of broadband subscribers increased. from 683.77 million at the end of May-2020 to 698.23 million at the end of June-2020 with a monthly growth rate of 2.11%. Top five service providers constituted 98.93% market share. of the total broadband subscriber sat the end of June-2020. These service providers were: –

  • Reliance Jio
  • Info-Comm Ltd (398.31 million)
  • Bharti Airtel (151.30 million)
  • Vodafone Idea (116.45 million)
  • BSNL (23 million)
  • Atria
  • Convergence (1.68 million)

We can see that the rise in the wired broadband sector is happening in India at a quicker pace from March 2020 forward when we analyze the segment-wise broadband subscriber base starting in January 2020, which may be related to the Covid-19 pandemic problem. High-speed internet access has become a need for day-to-day life and education since the Covid-19 epidemic. As we can see, the majority of individuals today choose wired broadband access, particularly fiber broadband (FTTH), for their needs related to online learning, work from home opportunities, and business.

Top Five Wired Broadband Service providers as on 30th June 2020

  • BSNL (7.90 million)
  • Bharti Airtel (2.47 million)
  • Atria Convergence Technologies (1.68 million)
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (1.06 million)
  • Hathway Cable & Datacom (0.99 million)

Top Five Wireless Broadband Service providers as on 30th June 2020

  • Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd (397.25 million)
  • Bharti Airtel (148.84 million)
  • Vodafone Idea (116.44 million)
  • BSNL (15.10 million)
  • MTNL (0.16 million)

Statistics for Wireline Subscribers

There were 19.81 million wireline users at the end of June 2020, an increase from 19.77 million at the end of May 2020. The number of wireline customers increased by a net 0.04 million, or 0.22%, on a monthly basis. There were 1.47 total wireline teledensities by the end of June 2020, up from 1.46 at the end of May 2020. Two PSU access service providers, BSNL and MTNL, have 56.84% of the wireline market share as of June 30, 2020.

Wireless Subscribers Statistics

Total wireless subscribers (2G, 3G, and 4G) decreased from 1,143,91 million at the end of May 2020 to 1,140,71 million at the end of June 2020, representing a monthly loss rate of 0.28%. India’s wireless tele-density has decreased from 84.69 at the end of May 2020 to 84.38 at the end of June 2020.

The market share of wireless customers owned by the private access service providers as of June 30, 2020, was 89.33%, while that of the two PSU access service providers, BSNL and MTNL, was just 10.67%.

Growth in Wireless Subscribers

Most of the service areas showed decline except Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat U.P.(E), Maharashtra and North East in their wireless subscribers during the month of June-2020. Kerala service area showed maximum growth of 0.80% in its wireless subscriber base during the month.

Report Card for TRAI June 2020: India’s customer base for wired broadband is growing more quickly.
With the exception of Reliance Jio, all cellular carriers’ growth rates declined in June 2020. Reliance Jio was able to attract 44.99 lakh new mobile users in June 2020, which resulted in a 1.5% monthly growth rate.

Following BSNL, Bharati Airtel, MTNL, and Reliance Communications in terms of the most loss of current customers nationwide during the month of June 2020 was Vodafone Idea, which lost 48.2 lakh of them nationwide. There were 1,160.52 million telephone users in India at the end of June 20 compared to 1,163.67 million at the end of May 20. This represents a monthly fall rate of 0.27%. From 86.15 at the end of May 20 to 85.85 at the end of June 20, India’s total tele-density fell.

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Written by Shallu Srivastav

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