Expectedly, the largest growth was
seen among mobile devices users
(phones and dongles), which rose from
92.7 million to 97.04 million
signifying a rise of 4.68 per cent.
According to information provided by
service providers to the Telecom
Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI),
wired subscribers grew from 15.7
million to 15.84 signifying a minuscule
growth of 0.9 per cent. But there was
a fall of 2.84 per cent among fixed
wireless subscribers (WI Fi, Wi Max,
Point to Point Radio, and VSAT) from
450,000 to 440,000.
The top five service providers
constituted 83.83 per cent market
share of total broadband subscribers
at the end of July. These service
providers were Bharti Airtel (26.51
million), Vodafone (22.71 million),
BSNL (18.43 million), Idea Cellular
Ltd (17.43 million) and Reliance
Communications Group (9.93 million).
Some wireless service providers
exclude incidental data users from
their subscriber base, based on
minimum usage decided by them.
As on 31 July, the top five Wired
Broadband Service providers were
BSNL (9.92 million), Bharti Airtel
(1.50 million), MTNL (1.13 million),
Atria Convergence Technologies (0.75
million) and YOU Broadband (0.47
The top five Wireless Broadband
Service providers were Bharti Airtel
(25.01 million), Vodafone (22.70
million), Idea Cellular (17.42 million),
Reliance Communications Group (9.81
million) and BSNL (8.51 million).