India making strides in Telecom and Broadband connectivity


New Delhi: The latest figures released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) show a substantial increase in the Telecom and Broadband connections in the country.

The total Broadband subscriber base in the country has increased from 15.19 million at the end of June 2013 to 15.24 million at the end of July 2013. This is a monthly growth of 0.33%. Yearly growth in broadband subscribers is 3.79% during the last one year (July 2012 to July 2013).

As per the latest telecom subscription data, as on July 31, 2013, released by the TRAI, there are 161 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) which are providing broadband services in the country. Out of these, 121 ISPs (having 98.48% market share) have provided broadband subscription data for the month of July 2013, for the rest of the ISPs data from previous month has been retained. The top five ISPs in terms of market share based on subscriber base are: BSNL (9.97 million), Bharti Airtel (1.43 million), MTNL (1.10 million), Hathway (0.37 million) and You Broadband (0.32 million).

Similarly, according to the latest telecom subscription data released by TRAI, as on July 31, 2013, the total number of subscribers has increased to 904.46 million with a net addition of 1.37 million subscribers during the month – showing a monthly growth of 0.15% in spite of a 0.5% decline in landline connections. Out of the total subscriber base, 548.85 million are from the urban areas and the remaining 355.60 million are the rural subscribers. The total Teledensity at the end of July 2013 was 73.54 out of which the share of urban subscribers was 60.68% and that of rural subscribers was 39.32%.

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) requests increased from 95.59 million subscribers at the end of June 2013 to 97.82 million at the end of July 2013. In the month of July 2013 alone, 2.23 million requests have been made for MNP.

Kerala IT News
Source: PIB