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Friday, July 17, 2015

TRAI Report Card May 2015: Total telephone subscribers in India crossed 1000 Million, BSNL the leader in Landline Segment with 61.07% Market Share

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the latest telecom subscription data as on 31st May 2015. As per this report, the number of broadband subscribers increased from 100.76 Million at the end of March 2015 to 104.96 million at the end of April 2015 with monthly growth rate of 4.17%.

State run PSU, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) holds the No.1 position in Landline segment with 61.07% 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 21.27% market share as on 31st May 2015.

Top five service providers constituted 83.75% market share of total broadband subscribers at the end of May 2015. These service providers were Bharti Airtel (23.39 million), Vodafone (21.27  million), BSNL (18.50 million), Idea Cellular Ltd (15.76 million) and Reliance Communications Group (8.99 million). 

The total number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 999.71 million at the end of April 2015 to 1002.05  million at the end of May 2015, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.23%. 

Total wireless subscriber base increased from 973.35 million at the end of April 2015 to 975.78 million at the end of May 2015, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.25%. 

As on 31st May, 2015, the private access service providers held 91.68% market share of the wireless subscribers whereas BSNL and MTNL, the two PSUs access service providers, held only 8.32% market share.


In Wired Broadband segment, BSNL holds the No.1 position with 9.90 million customers, followed by Bharati Airtel with 1.45 million customers.

Top Five Wired Broadband Service providers as on 31st May 2015
  1.     BSNL (9.90 million)
  2.     Bharti Airtel (1.45 million)
  3.     MTNL (1.14 million)
  4.     Atria Convergence Technologies (0.66 million)
  5.     YOU Broadband (0.45 million)

Top Five Wireless Broadband Service providers as on 31st May 2015
  1.     Bharti Airtsel (21.93 million)
  2.     Vodafone (21.27 million)
  3.     Idea Cellular (15.76 million)
  4.     Reliance Communications (8.88 million)
  5.     BSNL (8.59 million)  

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