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Thursday, October 15, 2020

TRAI Report Card July 2020 : Vodafone Idea lost 37.26 lakh customers while BSNL added 3.88 lakh new mobile subscribers even without 4G

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released latest telecom subscription data for the moth of July 2020. As per the latest report, Vodafone Idea lost 37.26 lakh customers while the state run telecom operator - BSNL - added 3.88 lakh new mobile subscribers even without 4G.


TRAI Report Card July 2020 : Vodafone Idea lost 37.26 lakh customers while BSNL added 3.88 lakh new mobile subscribers even without 4G

Apart from BSNL, other private operators shown positive trend in customer addition are - Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communication. Another state run PSU - MTNL - which is operating only in Delhi and Mumbai lost 5457 customers in the month of July 2020. The number of broadband subscribers also increased during the same period with a monthly growth rate of 1.03%.

Total Telephone Subscribers in India

The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 1,160.52 million at the end of June 2020 to 1,164 million at the end of July 2020, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.30%. The overall Tele-density in India increased from 85.85 at the end of June 2020 to 86.03 at the end of June 2020. 

Wireless Subscribers

Total wireless subscribers (2G, 3G & 4G) increased from 1,140.71 million at the end of June-20 to 1,144.18 million at the end of July-20, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.30%. The Wireless Tele-density in India increased from 84.38 at the end of June20 to 84.56 at the end of July-20. 


TRAI Report Card July 2020 : Vodafone Idea lost 37.26 lakh customers while BSNL added 3.88 lakh new mobile subscribers even without 4G

As on 31st July, 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%.


Net Additions/decline in Wireless Subscribers of Access Service Providers in the month of July 2020

TRAI Report Card July 2020 : Vodafone Idea lost 37.26 lakh customers while BSNL added 3.88 lakh new mobile subscribers even without 4G

M/s Bharti Airtel Ltd has reported the wireless subscribers including the subscribers of M/s Tata Teleservices Ltd. Virtual Network Operator (VNO) of BSNL has started reporting of its subscribers from the month of October, 2018 and the same has been included in the subscriber base of BSNL.

 Growth in Wireless Subscribers

TRAI Report Card July 2020 : Vodafone Idea lost 37.26 lakh customers while BSNL added 3.88 lakh new mobile subscribers even without 4G
All service areas showed growth except Mumbai, West Bengal, U.P. (W), Karnataka, Bihar and Haryana in their wireless subscribers during the month of July 2020. Kolkata service area showed maximum growth of 2.03% in its wireless subscriber base during the month of July 2020.


Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Statistics

During the month of July 2020, a total of 7.53 million requests were received for MNP. The cumulative MNP requests increased from 497.04 10 million at the end of Jun 2020 to 504.57 million at the end of July 2020, since the implementation of MNP.

Wireline Subscribers

Wireline subscribers increased from 19.81 million at the end of June 2020 to 19.82 million at the end of July 2020. Net addition in the wireline subscriber base was 0.01 million with a monthly growth rate of 0.05%. The Overall Wireline Tele-density decreased from 1.47 at the end of Jun 2020 to 1.46 at the end of July 2020.

TRAI Report Card July 2020 : Vodafone Idea lost 37.26 lakh customers while BSNL added 3.88 lakh new mobile subscribers even without 4G

Access Service Provider-wise Net Additions in Wireline Subscribers during the month of July, 2020

Broadband (Wired + Wireless) Statistics 
The number of broadband subscribers increased from 698.23 million at the end of June 2020 to 705.40 million at the end of July 2020 with a monthly growth rate of 1.03%. 

TRAI Report Card July 2020 : Vodafone Idea lost 37.26 lakh customers while BSNL added 3.88 lakh new mobile subscribers even without 4G
Top five service providers constituted 98.91% market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of July 2020. These service providers were 
  1. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (401.96 million)
  2. Bharti Airtel (155.74 million)
  3. Vodafone Idea (115.27 million)
  4. BSNL (23.03 million) and 
  5. Atria Convergence (1.69 million)

Top Five Wired Broadband Service providers as on 31st July 2020
  1. BSNL (7.86 million)
  2. Bharti Airtel (2.49 million)
  3. Atria Convergence Technologies (1.69 million)
  4. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (1.16 million) and 
  5. Hathway Cable & Datacom (1.01 million)

Top Five Wireless Broadband Service providers as on 31st July 2020
  1. Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd (400.80 million)
  2. Bharti Airtel (153.25 million)
  3. Vodafone Idea (115.26 million)
  4. BSNL (15.17 million) and
  5. Tikona Infinet Ltd. (0.30 million)
BSNL is the only telecom service provider in the courtly which is operating without 4G in the highly competitive Indian telecom market. The PSU is trying their level best to improve their services through various customer friendly initiatives. The Voice Call quality is the best for BSNL Mobile Network as per TRAI My Call Analytics report. However, without 4G the PSU is not in a position to cater the ever increasing customer demand for high speed mobile data.

Recently, the Union Cabinet has issued directions to DoT to instruct all Government Departments / Ministries to use BSNL /MTNL telecom services only. These instructions are also applicable to other CPSEs / Autonomous Bodies under Government of India. DoT has also issued instructions to Chief Secretaries of all State Governments to consider utilization of telecom services offered by BSNL/MTNL.


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  1. The so called BSNL additions are non paying idle connections from Airtel & Idea

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