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In September 2020, India’s monthly growth rate for wireline broadband customers was 3.13%, according to the most recent statistics.

TRAI Report Card September 2020 : Covid 19 Impact – India’s Monthly growth rate of Wired Broadband subscribers reached it’s peak

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) just revealed September 2020 telecom subscriber numbers. Report Card from TRAI, September 2020: India’s monthly growth rate for Wired Broadband users peaked in Covid 19 Impact.

The Covid 19 pandemic-created trend of users switching from wireless broadband to landline broadband service is shown in this most recent study. We previously covered this trend based on TRAI telecom subscription statistics for June 2020, which showed that India’s wired broadband subscriber base had a substantial increase in monthly growth rate of 2.29%.

High speed internet access has become a need for day-to-day life and education since the Covid-19 epidemic. As we can see, for their demands related to online learning, work from home, and business, the majority of individuals are now choosing wired broadband access, ideally fiber broadband (FTTH).

The number of broadband subscribers increased from 716.19 million at the end of August-2020 to 726.32 million at the end of September-2020 with a monthly growth rate of 1.41%. Top five service providers constituted 98.86% market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of September-2020. These service providers were: –

  • Reliance Jio InfoComm Ltd (405.65 million)
  • Bharti Airtel (166 million)
  • Vodafone Idea (119.85 million)
  • BSNL (24.83 million)
  • Atria Convergence (1.73 million)

Top Five Wired Broadband Service providers at the end of September 2020

  • BSNL (7.80 million)
  • Bharti Airtel (2.60 million)
  • Atria Convergence Technologies (1.73 million)
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (1.52 million)
  • Hathway Cable & Datacom (1.05 million)

Top Five Wireless Broadband Service providers at the end of September 2020

  • Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd (404.13 million)
  • Bharti Airtel (163.41 million)
  • Vodafone Idea (119.84 million)
  • BSNL (17.03 million)
  • Tikona Infinet Ltd (0.31 million)

By the end of September 2020, there were 20.08 million wireline customers, up from 19.89 million at the end of August 2020. With a monthly growth rate of 0.95%, the wireline subscriber base had a net gain of 0.19 million subscribers. By the end of September 2020, there were 1.48 total wireline teledensities, up from 1.47 at the end of August 2020. As of September 30, 2020, BSNL and MTNL, two PSU access service providers, controlled 53.65% of the wireline market share.

Wireless Subscribers Statistics in India

With a monthly growth rate of 0.06%, the total number of wireless subscribers (2G, 3G, and 4G) climbed from 1,147.92 million at the end of August-2020 to 1,148.58 million at the end of September-2020. At the end of September 2020, India’s wireless tele-density has dropped from 84.77 at the end of August 2020 to 84.74.

As on 30th September 2020, the private access service providers held 89.35% market share of the wireless subscribers whereas BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU access service providers, had a market share of only 10.65%.

Growth in Wireless Subscribers

Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio, and BSNL all reported growing customer bases in September 2020, while MTNL, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Communication reported declining growth rates.

Vodafone Idea witnessed a massive decline in net addition in customer base in the month of September 2020 where they lost 46.54 lakh existing customers all over India. Reliance Communications & MTNL also witnessed decline in net additions in September 2020. Bharti Airtel added maximum number of customers (37.8 lakh) in September 2020 which is followed by Reliance Jio (14.6 lakh) and BSNL (78,454).

Total Number of Telephone Subscribers in India

In India, there were 1,168.66 million telephone customers at the end of September 2020 compared to 1,167.81 million at the end of August 2020, representing a monthly growth rate of 0.07%. From 86.23 at the end of August 2020 to 86.22 at the end of September 2020, India’s total tele-density declined.

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Written by Shallu Srivastav

The monthly increase in wireline broadband users in India was 3.13%.

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