According to the recent data released by the Telecom Authority of India (TRAI), Atria Convergence Technologies Private Limited (ACT, ACT Broadband) has a subscriber base of 9.4 lakh in the quarter ended in march 2016, reporting an addition of 80,000 new subscribers. Its customer data in December 2015 quarter was 8.6 lakhs.
TRAI’s report shows that there is a close competition between Airtel and ACT in terms of subscriber additions. In the quarter ended in March 2016, Airtel has added 70,000 wired broadband subscribers. However, Airtel already has a much higher wired broadband subscriber base of 17.4 lakh.
Until November 2015, both ACT and Bharti Airtel had added 230,000 subscribers. In December 2015, Airtel added 2.6 lakhs subscribers and ACT added 2.5 lakhs subscribers. By the end of 2015, Airtel registered a total of 16.7 lakhs subscribers for wired internet subscription, whereas ACT added 8.6 lakh subscribers.
In the wired broadband sector, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) still leads the game. Bharti Airtel Limited (Airtel), Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), Atria Convergence Technologies Private Limited (ACT, ACT Broadband) and You Broadband (You BB) follows BSNL.
In the March 2016 quarter, MTNL lost 10,000 subscribers, while BSNL added 20,000 subscriptions for wired broadband.