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Friday, September 25, 2020

TRAI Report Card June 2020 : Wired Broadband subscriber base is increasing at a faster pace in India

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published latest telecom subscription data for the moth of June 2020. As per the latest report, wired broadband subscriber base is increasing at a faster pace than wireless broadband in the country.

TRAI Report Card June 2020 : Wired Broadband subscriber base is increasing at a faster pace in India

Total number of wired broadband subscribers has increased from 19.38 millions at the end of May 2020 to 19.82 millions at the end of June 2020 with a monthly growth rate of 2.29% whereas growth rate of wireless broadband subscriber base was 2.23% only. Same trend was seen in the previous month (May 2020) also where the growth rate of wired broadband subscriber base was 1.88% as compared to 1.13% for wireless broadband subscriber base.
Broadband Statistics
TRAI Report Card June 2020 : Wired Broadband subscriber base is increasing at a faster pace in India
The number of broadband subscribers increased from 683.77 million at the end of May-2020 to 698.23 million at the end of June-2020 with a monthly growth rate of 2.11%. Top five service providers constituted 98.93% market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of June-2020. These service providers were: - 
  1. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (398.31 million)
  2. Bharti Airtel (151.30 million)
  3. Vodafone Idea (116.45 million)
  4. BSNL (23 million)
  5. Atria Convergence (1.68 million)
TRAI Report Card June 2020 : Wired Broadband subscriber base is increasing at a faster pace in India
When we analyze the segment-wise broadband subscriber base from January 2020, we can observe that, the growth in wired broadband segment is happening at a faster rate in India from March 2020 onwards, may be because of the Covid-19 pandemic situation.  After the Covid-19 outbreak, high speed internet connectivity has become an inevitable part of our day today life and education. As we can see, now most of the people are opting wired broadband connectivity, preferably fiber broadband (FTTH) for their online education, work from home and business needs.

Top Five Wired Broadband Service providers as on 30th June 2020
  1. BSNL (7.90 million)
  2. Bharti Airtel (2.47 million)
  3. Atria Convergence Technologies (1.68 million)
  4. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (1.06 million)
  5. Hathway Cable & Datacom (0.99 million)

Top Five Wireless Broadband Service providers as on 30th June 2020
  1. Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd (397.25 million)
  2. Bharti Airtel (148.84 million)
  3. Vodafone Idea (116.44 million)
  4. BSNL (15.10 million)
  5. MTNL (0.16 million)
Wireline Subscribers Statistics
TRAI Report Card June 2020 : Wired Broadband subscriber base is increasing at a faster pace in India
Wireline subscribers increased from 19.77 million at the end of May-20 to 19.81 million at the end of June-20. Net addition in the wireline subscriber base was 0.04 million with a monthly growth rate of 0.22%. The Overall Wireline Tele-density increased from 1.46 at the end of May-2020 to 1.47 at the end of June-2020. BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU access service providers, held 56.84% of the wireline market share as on 30th June, 2020.

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Wireless Subscribers Statistics
Total wireless subscribers (2G, 3G & 4G) decreased from 1,143.91 million at the end of May-2020 to 1,140.71 million at the end of June-2020, thereby registering a monthly decline rate of 0.28%. The Wireless Tele-density in India decreased from 84.69 at the end of May-2020 to 84.38 at the end of June-2020.

TRAI Report Card June 2020 : Wired Broadband subscriber base is increasing at a faster pace in India

As on 30th June, 2020, the private access service providers held 89.33% market share of the wireless subscribers whereas BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU access service providers, had a market share of only 10.67%.

Growth in Wireless Subscribers
TRAI Report Card June 2020 : Wired Broadband subscriber base is increasing at a faster pace in India

Most of the service areas showed decline except Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Gujarat U.P.(E), Maharashtra and North East in their wireless subscribers during the month of June-2020. Kerala service area showed maximum growth of 0.80% in its wireless subscriber base during the month.
TRAI Report Card June 2020 : Wired Broadband subscriber base is increasing at a faster pace in India
In June 2020, all wireless operators shown a decline in growth rate except Reliance Jio. Reliance Jio was able to achieve 1.5% monthly growth rate by adding 44.99 lakh new mobile customers in June 2020. 
TRAI Report Card June 2020 : Wired Broadband subscriber base is increasing at a faster pace in India
Vodafone Idea witnessed a massive decline in net addition in customer base in the month of June 2020 where they lost 48.2 lakh existing customers all over India which is followed by BSNL, Bharati Airtel, MTNL and Reliance Communications. The number of telephone subscribers in India decreased from 1,163.67 million at the end of May-20 to 1,160.52 million at the end of June-20, thereby showing a monthly decline rate of 0.27%. The overall Tele-density in India decreased from 86.15 at the end of May-20 to 85.85 at the end of June20.

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