India rides on connectivity; adds more broadband and mobile device subscribers, BSNL leads in wired broadband

The total broadband subscriber base in India has increased from 79.21 million at the end of October 2014 to 82.22 million at the end of November 2014, there by showing a monthly growth of 3.79 %.


“The top five service providers constituted 86.97 per cent market share of total broadband subscribers at the end of November 2014. These service providers were BSNL (18.70 million), Bharti Airtel (18.17 million), Vodafone (15.61 million), Idea Cellular (12.26 million) and Reliance Communications Group (6.77 million),” according to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

“Top five wired broadband service providers were BSNL with 9.98 million, Bharti Airtel 1.40 million, MTNL 1.13 million, Beam Telecom 0.44 million and YOU Broadband 0.42 million,” TRAI said in a report.

The top five wireless broadband service providers were Bharti Airtel with 16.77 million, Vodafone 15.60 million, Idea Cellular 12.25 million, BSNL 8.72 million and Reliance Communications 6.67 million,” it said.

Largest growth of 4.57 per cent was seen in mobile devices users (phones and dongles) from 63.65 million subscribers to 66.56 million, followed by a growth of 3.52 per cent from 420,000 to 430,000 broadband subscribers, and 530,000 in wired subscribers from 15.15 million to 15.23 million between October end and November end.

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January 12, 2015 1:39 am 1:39 AM

am always satisfied with bsnl broadband

January 12, 2015 3:47 pm 3:47 PM

Me also.

January 11, 2015 8:31 pm 8:31 PM

BSNL (18.70 million), Bharti Airtel (18.17 million)

Can’t believe Airtel closed gaps between BSNL so fast. In next 2 months, Airtel will be India number one broadband provider. Mostly due to uptake of their 3G and 4G internet.