Wireline subscriber base reduced to 26.15 Million at the end of June, BSNL lost the most subscribers

TRAI has today released the data about telecom subscriber base in India at the end of June 2015. Wireline subscriber base declined from 26.27 million at the end of May- 15 to 26.15 million at the end of Jun-15.

wireline market share

Net reduction in the wireline subscriber base was 0.12 million at the monthly decline rate of 0.44%. The share of urban and rural subscribers in total wireline subscribers were 81.27% and 18.73% respectively at the end of Jun-15.

The Overall Wireline Tele-density declined from 2.09 in May-15 to 2.08 in Jun-15, with Urban Wireline Tele-density and Rural Wireline Teledensity being 5.45 and 0.56 respectively. BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU access service providers, held 74.46% of the wireline market share. The graphical representations of access service provider-wise market shares in the wireline segment and net additions in wireline subscriber bases in the month of Jun-15 are given below:

Bharti Airtel added the most number of new wireline subscribers followed by Vodafone, Quadrant and Systema. Operators which suffered a net loss of wireline subscribers include BSNL which lost the most subscribers followed by TTSL, MTNL and Reliance. The graphical representation of net addition and loss of subscribers in the month of June 2015 are illustrated below:

net aditions wireline

Also read: Wireless subscriber base increased to 980.81 Million at the end of June, Idea cellular added maximum new subscribers

The overall Tele-density in India increased from 79.67 at the end of May-15 to 79.98 at the end of Jun- 15. The Urban Tele-density increased from 148.90 to 149.70, and Rural Tele-density increased from 48.60 at the end of May-15 to 48.66 at the end of Jun-15. The shares of urban subscribers and rural subscribers at the end of Jun-15 were 58.02% and 41.98% respectively.

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Tarun Kumar
September 3, 2015 10:03 am 10:03 AM

Bsnl is becoming worst because of it’s lazy staff. You are eating our peoples or goverment money and not doing work . They dont provide me connection because it’s a waste of time for repairing damaged cable. They say that they need 10 orders to repair.

Nirakar Panda
September 3, 2015 9:17 am 9:17 AM
BSNL must be happy with such development, because of their own attitude. I visited several times to local BSNL office for a Broadband as well as Landline connection, as there was no alternate private telecom service provider available in the town, but I was not been given the connection as the damaged cable could not be repaired even after more than one year has been passed. finally, I have been given a WIMAX connection, in which BSNL itself accepts that there are Billing Problems in limited plans are there and encouraging to go for unlimited plan where as the WIMAX… Read more »
September 3, 2015 8:44 am 8:44 AM

If BSNL brings back the unlimited broadband at night plan, I will again join it. I will never take the BSNL landline connection if it provides unlimited calls to any network 24 hours instead of present night unlimited calls.