A Whopping 92.4% of Internet users subscribed to Wireless Mobile Data in India

Internet has become the backbone of the entire economic machinery. Internet is currently indispensable in most of the work areas and the rural penetration is something that we should keep a keen eye on.

The Internet subscriber’s base has increased from a previous 238.71 million at the end of 2013 to 251.9 million at the end of march 2014 which is a whopping 5.4% increase over a Quarter Amongst this the total number of wired internet subscribers stands at 18.50 million and the wireless subscribers at 233.09 million.

The broadband internet users have grown from 55.2 million at the end of 2013 to 60.87 million at the end of March 2014 with a Quarterly growth pegged 10.28 percent.

Narrowband users on the other hand have increased from 183.51 million at the end of December to 190.72 million at the end of March 2014 with the Quarter to Quarter growth of 3.93 percent. The Graph below clearly depicts that the number of wireless internet users is extremely high as compared to the Fixed Internet users.

Looking at the growth can Indian operators improve the quality of services and improve the speed ? Even recently TRAI asked operators to deliver Minimum Download speed to Customers for 80% Usage time.

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August 4, 2014 11:44 am 11:44 AM

More Wireless Mobile Data subscribers means more people use internet on smartphones/Mobile.

Now most of them have smartphones for personal use instead of Laptop/Computer at home.

August 4, 2014 11:37 am 11:37 AM

So much for BSNL claiming largest broadband provider in India. Does BSNL have at least 10% of 251.9 million internet users?

Muthukumar
August 4, 2014 3:51 am 3:51 AM

Many people like me have prepaid wireless internet and avoid state run broadband! I live in a rented house and how can I afford a fixed wired connection? In developed countries, wired telephones are not run by the state. Definitely, there may not be many faulty connections! In a prepaid wireless system, you are free to choose or change. Hope 4G arrives in Tamilnadu with affordable rates!

Sudhakar
August 4, 2014 10:49 am 10:49 AM

Hey. Use wireline broadband for constant speed unlike wireless conenctions where speed fluctuates more. I am using BSNL broadband since April 2009 and I didn’t care much about landline tariff hike. I have enabled local, STD and even ISD in my phone line. But I use voipdiscount and voipyo for paid VoIP for calls and whatsapp, viber, yahoo messenger and skype on my smartphone for free VoIP calls. Thats all.
I use ISD in my landline only in case of urgency when there is broadband problem or the paid VoIP credits get finished.

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