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TRAI Report Card February 2016: BSNL's wireless subscriber addition and monthly growth rate reached its peak

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the latest telecom subscription data as on 29th February 2016. As per the latest report, the market share of BSNL has increased to 8.26% in February 2016.

TRAI Report Card February 2016: BSNL's wireless subscriber addition and monthly growth rate reached its peak

In February 2016, BSNL's wireless subscriber addition and monthly growth rate reached its peak. The PSU achieved No.1 position monthly growth rate of wireless subscribers beating the major private players like - Airtel, Vodafone and Idea. BSNL added more than 13.9 lakhs of new mobile customers and thereby increasing its market share from 8.20% to 8.26%.

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 February 2016: BSNL's wireless subscriber addition and monthly growth rate reached its peak

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%
January 2016
9.3 lakhs
1.12%
8.20%
February 2016
13.9 lakhs
1.67%
8.26%

Among BSNL units, all telecom circles achieved positive growth in wireless subscriber addition except Andhra Pradesh (-3,517) and Karnataka (-66,028) in February 2016. The best performers are UP  East (+1,99,431), Bihar (+1,89,561), Maharashtra (+1,47,513), Rajasthan (+1,25,507) and Kerala (+1,14,514).

TRAI Report Card February 2016: BSNL's wireless subscriber addition and monthly growth rate reached its peak

BSNL holds the No.1 position in Landline segment with 58.63% market share. Airtel holds the No.1 position in Broadband segment (Wired + Wireless) position with 25.49% market share and Vodafone at second position with 18.25% market share as on 29th February 2016.

The total number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1043.29 million at the end of January 2016 to 1053.88 million at the end of February 2016, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.82%.

TRAI Report Card February 2016: BSNL's wireless subscriber addition and monthly growth rate reached its peak

Total wireless subscriber base increased from 1017.97 million at the end of January 2016 to 1026.66 million at the end of February 2016, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.85%.

As on 29th February 2016, the private access service providers held 91.38% market share of the wireless subscribers whereas BSNL and MTNL, the two PSUs access service providers, held only 8.62% market share.

TRAI Report Card February 2016: BSNL's wireless subscriber addition and monthly growth rate reached its peak

The total number of broadband subscribers in India, increased from 140.10 million at the end of January 2016 to 144.87 million at the end of February 2016 with monthly growth rate of 3.40%.

Top Five service providers constituted 83.60% market share of total broadband subscribers at the end of February 2016. These service providers were Bharti Airtel (36.92 million), Vodafone (26.44 million), Idea Cellular Ltd (22.20 million), BSNL (19.91 million) and Reliance Communications Group (15.64 million).

In Wired Broadband segment, BSNL holds the No.1 position with 9.91 million customers, followed by Bharati Airtel with 1.71 million customers.

Top Five Wired Broadband Service providers as on 29th February 2016
1.   BSNL (9.91 million)
2.   Bharti Airtel (1.71 million)
3.   MTNL (1.11 million)
4.   Atria Convergence Technologies (0.91 million)
5.   YOU Broadband (0.52 million)


Top Five Wireless Broadband Service providers as on 29th February 2016
1.   Bharti Airtel (35.22 million)
2.   Vodafone (26.44 million)
3.   Idea Cellular (22.20 million)
4.   Reliance Communications (15.52 million)
5.   BSNL (10.00 million)

Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

In the month of February 2016, a total of 5.10 million subscribers submitted their requests for MNP. With this, the cumulative MNP requests increased from 199.62 million at the end of January 2016 to 204.73 million at the end of February 2016.


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