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Saturday, October 3, 2015

TRAI Report Card July 2015: BSNL @ its Best, positioned within Top Five Operators in the Net Addition of Wireless Subscribers

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the latest telecom subscription data as on 31st July 2015. State run operator, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has made a wonderful comeback in the net addition of wireless subscribers by gaining around 4.8 lakhs of subscribers on PAN India basis.


TRAI Report Card July 2015: BSNL @ its Best, positioned itself within the Top Five Operators in the Net Addition of Wireless Subscribers

By this extra ordinary performance, BSNL positioned itself within the top five operators gained the maximum number of wireless subscribers in the month of July 2015. In the previous month i.e., in June 2015, BSNL lost around 2.7 lakhs of subscribers in the wireless segment.

TRAI Report Card July 2015: BSNL @ its Best, positioned itself within the Top Five Operators in the Net Addition of Wireless Subscribers-2

This latest TRAI report clearly indicates that, the newly launched Free All India Roaming Scheme is getting the desired result. The mobile internet offers (3G/2G data offers) provided by BSNL is also the most economical and attractive in the current telecom market. Moreover, BSNL offers PAN India 3G service with Free Data Roaming including Delhi & Mumbai.

BSNL landline customers are offered with an additional benefit of Unlimited Free Night Calls to Any Network without any additional charges. It includes local as well as STD calls to numbers of any service provider in India.

As per this report, the number of broadband subscribers increased from 108.85 Million at the end of June 2015 to 111.325 million at the end of July 2015 with monthly growth rate of 4.10%.


TRAI Report Card July 2015: BSNL @ its Best, positioned itself within the Top Five Operators in the Net Addition of Wireless Subscribers-3

BSNL holds the No.1 position in Landline segment with 60.77% market share. Airtel holds the No.1 position in Broadband segment (Wired + Wireless) position with 23.39% market share and Vodafone at second position with 20.04% market share as on 31st July 2015.

Top five service providers constituted 83.83% market share of total broadband subscribers at the end of July 2015. These service providers were Bharti Airtel (26.51 million), Vodafone (22.71 million), BSNL (18.43 million), Idea Cellular Ltd (17.43 million) and Reliance Communications Group (9.93 million). 

The total number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1006.96 million at the end of June 2015 to 1009.31 million at the end of July 2015, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.23%. 

Total wireless subscriber base increased from 980.81 million at the end of June 2015 to 983.21 million at the end of July 2015, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.25%. 


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As on 31st July, 2015, the private access service providers held 91.72% market share of the wireless subscribers whereas BSNL and MTNL, the two PSUs access service providers, held only 8.28% market share.

In Wired Broadband segment, BSNL holds the No.1 position with 9.92 million customers, followed by Bharati Airtel with 1.50 million customers.

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Top Five Wired Broadband Service providers as on 31st July 2015
  1.     BSNL (9.92 million)
  2.     Bharti Airtel (1.50 million)
  3.     MTNL (1.13 million)
  4.     Atria Convergence Technologies (0.75 million)
  5.     YOU Broadband (0.47 million)

Top Five Wireless Broadband Service providers as on 31st July 2015
  1.     Bharti Airtel (25.01 million)
  2.     Vodafone (22.70 million)
  3.     Idea Cellular (17.42 million)
  4.     Reliance Communications (9.81 million)
  5.     BSNL (8.51 million)  

Mobile Number Portability (MNP)


Inter-Service Area MNP has been implemented in the country w.e.f. 03-07-2015. Now, the wireless telephone subscribers can retain their mobile numbers when they relocate from one service area to another. 


In the month of July 2015, a total of 3.98 million subscribers submitted their requests for MNP. Among these MNP requests, 0.21 million MNP requests were for Inter-Service Area MNP.

With this, the cumulative MNP requests increased from 163.93 million at the end of Jun 2015 to 167.91 million at the end of July 2015. 

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