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TRAI Report Card March 2016: BSNL activated 15 lakh new mobile connections and tops in monthly growth rate beating Airtel, Vodafone and Idea

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the latest telecom subscription data as on 31st March 2016. As per the latest report, the market share of BSNL has increased to 8.35% in March 2016.

TRAI Report Card March 2016: BSNL activated 15 lakh new mobile connections and tops in monthly growth rate beating Airtel, Vodafone and Idea

BSNL has topped the list of all telecom service providers in the country leaving behind all other private operators like - Airtel, Vodafone and Idea. Growth of BSNL in March 2016 is 1.79% which is 2.5 times higher than the industry growth rate of 0.68%. In March 2016, BSNL added more than 15.19 lakhs of new mobile customers and thereby increasing its market share from 8.26% to 8.35%.

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 March 2016: BSNL activated 15 lakh new mobile connections and tops in monthly growth rate beating Airtel, Vodafone and 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%
January 2016
9.3 lakhs
1.12%
8.20%
February 2016
13.9 lakhs
1.67%
8.26%
March 2016
15.19 lakhs
1.79%
8.35%

Among BSNL units, all telecom circles achieved positive growth in wireless subscriber addition except Karnataka (-17,205) in March 2016. The best performers are - UP  East (+2,12,373), Bihar (+1,90,206), Rajasthan (+1,48,844), Kerala (+1,33,859), and Maharashtra (+1,29,682).

TRAI Report Card March 2016: BSNL activated 15 lakh new mobile connections and tops in monthly growth rate beating Airtel, Vodafone and Idea
BSNL holds the No.1 position in Landline segment with 58.52% market share. Airtel holds the No.1 position in Broadband segment (Wired + Wireless) position with 25.69% market share and Vodafone at second position with 18.54% market share as on 31st March 2016.

The total number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1051.88 million at the end of February 2016 to 1058.86 million at the end of March 2016, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.66%.
TRAI Report Card March 2016: BSNL activated 15 lakh new mobile connections and tops in monthly growth rate beating Airtel, Vodafone and Idea
Total wireless subscriber base increased from 1026.66 million at the end of February 2016 to 1033.63 million at the end of March 2016, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.68%.

As on 31st March 2016, the private access service providers held 91.30% market share of the wireless subscribers whereas BSNL and MTNL, the two PSUs access service providers, held only 8.70% market share.
 TRAI Report Card March 2016: BSNL activated 15 lakh new mobile connections and tops in monthly growth rate beating Airtel, Vodafone and Idea
The total number of broadband subscribers in India, increased from 144.87 million at the end of February 2016 to 149.75 million at the end of March 2016 with monthly growth rate of 3.37%.

Top Five service providers constituted 83.52% market share of total broadband subscribers at the end of March 2016. These service providers were Bharti Airtel (38.47 million), Vodafone (27.76 million), Idea Cellular Ltd (22.92 million), BSNL (20.35 million) and Reliance Communications Group (15.57 million).

In Wired Broadband segment, BSNL holds the No.1 position with 9.94 million customers, followed by Bharati Airtel with 1.74 million customers.

Top Five Wired Broadband Service providers as on 31st March 2016

1.   BSNL (9.94 million)
2.   Bharti Airtel (1.74 million)
3.   MTNL (1.11 million)
4.   Atria Convergence Technologies (0.94 million)
5.   YOU Broadband (0.53 million)


Top Five Wireless Broadband Service providers as on 31st March 2016

1.   Bharti Airtel (36.74 million)
2.   Vodafone (27.75 million)
3.   Idea Cellular (22.92 million)
4.   Reliance Communications (15.45 million)
5.   BSNL (10.41 million)


Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

In the month of March 2016, a total of 4.40 million subscribers submitted their requests for MNP. With this, the cumulative MNP requests increased from 204.73 million at the end of February 2016 to 209.13 million at the end of March 2016.


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  1. All the best bsnl. Great service in kayamkulam (Mavelikkara SSA). Zero broadand connection dropping. The free roaming for mobile number is a great benefit. I am using BSNL mobile mostly in roaming ,the rates are pretty cheap(20p for 1min FNF plan). The 20 mb 3G for 4 Rs is an added benifit. Thanks!! You are improving a lot. Please remove the unwanted 68 Rs- 1Gb - 1 day plan,which seems useless for general users like me.

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  2. 2G speed is dead slow-4 kbps but 3G is satisfactory getting around 250 kbps(signal dependent) :))

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