Yes..Our BSNL is returning to its past glory. The latest TRAI Report for the month of July 2021 shows the clear sign of BSNL’s strong come back in Fiber Broadband (FTTH) Segment. We have already witnessed the tremendous preformance made by BSNL in FTTH segment not only in Kerala but also across all the telecom circles in India.
As per TRAI’s telecom subscription data for the month of July 2021, BSNL added maximum number of Wireline Connections as compared to all other private operators in the country. In July 2021, BSNL activated 5,06,674 new fixed line (wireline) connections and maintained No.1 position in fixed line segment. With this amazing performance, BSNL has increased it’s market share in wireline segment to 35.33% where the second largest operator is Bharti Airtel with 22.40% market share as on July 2021. The third largest wireline operator is Reliance Jio which is having a market share of just 18.37% only.
BSNL rides on Bharat Fiber (FTTH) Connections !
Yes..Fiber To The Home (FTTH) Service branded under the name ‘Bharat Fiber’ has become BSNL’s lifeline duting these pandemic period. It’s not just because of affordability, it’s just because of superior performance and assured bandwidth as compared to all other private ISPs currently operating in India. BSNL has now decided to give special attention to it’s FTTH business segment with progressive planning for covering the nook and corner of the country with ultrafast GPON network.
BSNL FTTH through LCOs – Removes the Last mile Constraints
BSNL is India’s national telecom backbone with its robust optical fiber network. What BSNL actually lacked was the inability to extend last mile connectivity to end customers. The same is the situation in the case of BSNL Mobile Services and BSNL DSL Broadband Services. BSNL is having and maintaining MPLS enabled fiber network all over India but when it comes to customer premises, the delivery of services was affected very much becuase of the last mile contraints.
To overcome this bottleneck, BSNL has made revenue share agreements with Local Cable TV Operators (LCOs), Multi System Operators (MSOs) and Telecom Infrastructure Providers (TIPs) to extend the last mileoptical fiber connectivity to end customers in areas where BSNL’s direct FTTH connections are not feasible. It was after the introduction of LCO – Business model BSNL activates fiber broadband connections in large scale especially in Kerala Telecom Circle.
Now let us see what are the other major highlights in the latest TRAI Report published today.
Total Wireline Subscribers in India
Wireline subscribers increased from 21.74 million at the end of June-21 to 22.61 million at the end of July-21. Net increase in the wireline subscriber base was 0.88 million with a monthly growth rate of 4.04%. The Overall Wireline Tele-density in India, increased from 1.59% at the end of June-21 to 1.65% at the end of July-21.
Total Broadband Subscribers in India
As per the information received from 455 operators in July 2021 in comparison to 440 Operator in June 2021, the total Broadband Subscribers increased from 792.78 million at the end of June-21 to 808.60 million at the end of July- 21 with a monthly growth rate of 2%.
Segment–wise Broadband Subscribers and Monthly Growth Rate in the month of July, 2021
Top Five Broadband Operators In India
Top five service providers constituted 98.77% market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of July-21. These service providers were Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (446.68 million), Bharti Airtel (201.77 million), Vodafone Idea (123.97 million), BSNL (24.26 million) and Atria Convergence (1.93 million).
Top Five Wired Broadband Service Providers In India
As on 31st July, 2021, the top five Wired Broadband Service providers were BSNL (5.83 million), Bharti Airtel (3.54 million), Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (3.47 million), Atria Convergence Technologies (1.93 million) and Hathway Cable & Datacom (1.07 million).
Top Five Wireless Broadband Service Providers In India
As on 31st July, 2021, the top five Wireless Broadband Service providers were Reliance Jio Infocom Ltd (443.61 million), Bharti Airtel (198.23 million), Vodafone Idea (123.97 million), BSNL (17.89 million) and Tikona Infinet Ltd. (0.31 million).
Total Wireless subscribers In India
Total wireless subscribers increased from 1,180.83 million at the end of June-21 to 1,186.84 million at the end of July-21, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.51%. The Wireless Tele-density in India increased from 86.48% at the end of June- 21 to 86.85% at the end of July-21.
As on 31st July, 2021, the private access service providers held 90.09% market share of the wireless subscribers whereas BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU access service providers, had a market share of only 9.91%. BSNL Market share in Wireless segment is 9.64% whereas MTNL is having amarket share of 0.28%. The market leader Jio is having a market share of 37.34% followed by Bharti Airtel (29.83%) and Vodafone Idea (22.91%).
Market leader, Jio added maximum mobile connections in July 2021 where they activated more than 65 lakh plus new mobile connections whereas the second largest operator Bharti Airtel could activate just 19 lakh plus new mobile connections during the same period. All other wireless operators lost their customers in July 2021. Vodafone Idea lost maximum connections (14 lakh plus) followed by BSNL (10 lakh plus).
Growth in Wireless Subscribers
By adding 65 lakh plus new mobile connections, Jio maintained maximum growth rate of 1.49% in July 2021. Airtel’s monthly growth rate is just 0.55% during the same period. MTNL, Vodafone Idea, BSNL and Reliance Communication witnessed negative growth in wireless subscribers in July 2021.
Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
During the month of July-21, a total of 10.99 million requests were received for MNP. The cumulative MNP requests increased from 605.88 million at the end of June-21 to 616.87 million at the end of July-21, since the implementation of MNP. In MNP, the highest number of requests till date have been received in Maharashtra (about 50.71 million) followed by Karnataka (about 49.60 million) service area.
Dear readers, please share this latest TRAI telecom subscription data among all your friends and relatives. How many of you have already subscribed to BSNL Bharat Fiber (FTTH) Broadband? Please do share your feedback about it’s Service Quality via comments with us.