TRAI BROADBAND REPORT
AUG - 2016
In Dec 2016, released its latest Broadband report, for the period ending 31st August 2016.
The TRAI unfortunately continues to define Broadband as a continuously active internet connection with a download speed of atleast 512 KBps.
According to the earlier road-map, Broadband in India was supposed to have a download speed of atleast 2 MBps, after mid 2015. While the TRAI laments poor broadband facilities in the country, it has not maintained its own road-map for improving broadband speeds.
TOTAL B'BAND SUBS
According to reports received by TRAI from telcos (telehone companies), the number of broadband subscribers increased from 166.96 Million at the end of July 2016 to 171.71 million at the end of Aug-16 with a monthly growth rate of 2.84%. Details are included in Table-1.
TOTAL MARKET SHARE
Wireless accounted for 90% of all Indian broadband users. Top five service providers constituted 85.16% market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of Aug-16.
The 5 Biggest Broadband Service Providers were:
♣ Bharti - 45.35 Million
♣ Vodafone - 35.01 Million
♣ Idea - 29.58 Million
♣ BSNL - 21.04 Million
♣ RComm - 15.24 Million
The top 5 Wired Broadband Service providers in the country were BSNL (9.84 million), Bharti Airtel (1.91 million), Atria Convergence Technologies (1.09 million), MTNL (1.07 million) and YOU Broadband (0.57 million). This is shown graphically in Chart- 1. it is significant to observe that none of the national level MSOs like Hathway, Siti Cable or InCableNet feature in the list n