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TRAI Report Card December 2015: BSNL achieved an accelerated monthly growth rate of 1.41% beating Airtel, Vodafone & Idea

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the latest telecom subscription data as on 31st December 2015. As per the latest report, state run PSU Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) achieved an accelerated monthly growth rate of 1.41%  in mobile subscriber addition beating Airtel, Vodafone & Idea.

TRAI Report Card December 2015: BSNL achieved an accelerated monthly growth rate of 1.41% beating Airtel, Vodafone & Idea

BSNL added around 11.5 lakhs of new mobile customers and thereby increasing its market share from 8.06% to 8.16% in the month of December 2015. As we reported earlier, the performance of BSNL in wireless subscriber addition and monthly growth rate is continuously increasing from July 2015 on wards - after the launch of FREE All India Roaming Scheme.

TRAI Report Card December 2015: BSNL achieved an accelerated monthly growth rate of 1.41% beating Airtel, Vodafone & Idea

Performance of BSNL in net addition of Wireless Subscribers from July 2015 on wards
Month & Year
Net Addition of Wireless Subscribers by BSNL
Monthly Growth Rate of BSNL
Market Share of BSNL
July 2015
4.8 lakhs
0.62%
7.92%
August 2015
8.1 lakhs
1.04%
7.95%
September 2015
10.8 lakhs
1.33%
8.00%
October 2015
7.27 lakhs
0.91%
8.01%
November 2015
9.3 lakhs
1.16%
8.06%
December 2015
11.5 lakhs
1.41%
8.16%

Among BSNL units, all telecom circles achieved positive growth in wireless subscriber addition except Kolkatha Telecom District (-1859) during the month of December 2015. The best performers are UP  East (+1,76,653), Maharashtra (+1,32,915), Madhya Pradesh (1,02,084), UP West (+94,906) and Kerala (+91,208).

TRAI Report Card December 2015: BSNL achieved an accelerated monthly growth rate of 1.41% beating Airtel, Vodafone & Idea

BSNL holds the No.1 position in Landline segment with 59.31% market share. Airtel holds the No.1 position in Broadband segment (Wired + Wireless) position with 23.07% market share and Vodafone at second position with 18.98% market share as on 31st December 2015.

The total number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1035.18 million at the end of November 2015 to 1036.41 million at the end of December 2015, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.12%.

TRAI Report Card December 2015: BSNL achieved an accelerated monthly growth rate of 1.41% beating Airtel, Vodafone & Idea

Total wireless subscriber base increased from 1009.46 million at the end of November 2015 to 1010.89 million at the end of December 2015, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.14%.

As on 31st December 2015, the private access service providers held 91.48% market share of the wireless subscribers whereas BSNL and MTNL, the two PSUs access service providers, held only 8.52% market share. 

TRAI Report Card December 2015: BSNL achieved an accelerated monthly growth rate of 1.41% beating Airtel, Vodafone & Idea

The total number of broadband subscribers in India, increased from 131.49 million at the end of November 2015 to 136.53 million at the end of December 2015 with monthly growth rate of 3.83%.

Top Five service providers constituted 83.41% market share of total broadband subscribers at the end of December 2015. These service providers were Bharti Airtel (31.49 million), Vodafone (25.91 million), Idea Cellular Ltd (21.21 million), BSNL (19.85 million) and Reliance Communications Group (15.41 million).

In Wired Broadband segment, BSNL holds the No.1 position with 9.92 million customers, followed by Bharati Airtel with 1.67 million customers.

Top Five Wired Broadband Service providers as on 30th December 2015
1.   BSNL (9.92 million)
2.   Bharti Airtel (1.67 million)
3.   MTNL (1.12 million)
4.   Atria Convergence Technologies (0.86 million)
5.   YOU Broadband (0.51 million)


Top Five Wireless Broadband Service providers as on 30th December 2015
1.   Bharti Airtel (29.82 million)
2.   Vodafone (25.91 million)
3.   Idea Cellular (21.21 million)
4.   Reliance Communications (15.30 million)
5.   BSNL (9.93 million)

Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

In the month of December 2015, a total of 7.31 million subscribers submitted their requests for MNP. With this, the cumulative MNP requests increased from 186.69 million at the end of November 2015 to 194.01 million at the end of December 2015.


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