Telecom subscriber base grows to 987.31 million, BSNL registers negative growth

By April 8th, 2015 AT 3:08 AM

BSNL-BBAt the end of February 2015, total telephone connections in country increased to 987.31 million from 979.21 million at the end of January 2015. A total of 8.1 million connections were added during the month of February. Tele-density in the country now stands at 78.72%.
BSNL during the month of February lost 2.72 million subscribers which bring down its subscriber base to 94.23 million. BSNL has lost over 19 million users during 2014-15 and currently holds only 9.54% market share of total telephone connections in the country. In terms of active subscribers, only 69.59% of BSNL subscribers are active while Idea, Airtel, Vodafone, and Reliance have over 95% active subscribers. Broadband(wired) density in the country was at mere 1.23% with 15.39 million subscribers out of which 9.98 million BSNL connection.
Total telephones connections operator wise & Market Share as on 28.02.2015.

S. No.

Name of Operator

Telephone Connections (in Million)

% Telephone Market Share

Wired Line

Wireless

Grand Total

Wiredline

Wireless

Grand Total

WLL GSM Total WLL GSM Total

1

BSNL

16.64

2.00

75.60

77.59

94.23

62.34

1.29

9.38

8.08

9.54

2

Bharti Airtel

3.39

223.12

223.12

226.51

12.70

27.69

23.23

22.94

3

Reliance Telecom

1.19

74.70

33.16

107.86

109.04

4.44

48.24

4.12

11.23

11.04

4

Vodaphone Essar

0.04

182.44

182.44

182.49

0.17

22.64

18.99

18.48

5

Tata Indicom

1.63

66.52

66.52

68.15

6.10

42.96

0.00

6.93

6.90

6

Idea

155.45

155.45

155.45

19.29

16.18

15.75

7

Aircel

80.53

80.53

80.53

9.99

8.38

8.16

8

MTNL

3.52

0.13

3.40

3.53

7.05

13.19

0.08

0.42

0.37

0.71

9

Loop Mobile

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

10

Quadrant Televentures

0.23

2.65

2.65

2.88

0.85

1.71

0.28

0.29

11

Sistema Shyam

0.06

8.86

8.86

8.91

0.21

5.72

0.92

0.90

12

Uninor

45.15

45.15

45.15

5.60

4.70

4.57

13

Vidiocon

6.90

6.90

6.90

0.86

0.72

0.70

Total

26.69

154.85

805.77

960.62

987.31

100.00

100.00

100.00

100.00

100.00

Telecom subscriber base in the country is all set to breach 1 billion connection mark in coming months making India the second country in the world to reach this point after China. But state owned carrier BSNL continues to loss subscribers and market share in worlds fastest growing telecom market.

An IT professional who has got great passion for telecom. Has been closely watching Indian telecom space since 2009.

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BSNL lost it’s latest technological up gradation due to Congress government, is suffering the after effects.Now, Ravi Shankar Prasad is in hard run to bring back BSNL to a better life .4G on 2600MHz from BSNL + numerous Wi Fi spots soon to be coming from BSNL….

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The figures for Reliance and Tata are strange! Reliance has only 4.12% share in the GSM market?? And Tata has none?!? Or is it that this data is from COAI only (Reliance/Tata figures are reported by AUSPI seperately)? Please clarify

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