According to the data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on 26-04-2016, number of telecom subscribers increased to1051.88 million as on February 29, 2016 from 1043.29 million in January, 2016.

Tele density in the country registered a growth of 0.82%; increased from 1530.2 to 1539.3 million. In the wireless segment increased to 1026.66 from 1017.97 million in January, 2016. Market share of various companies are as follows;

Bharti Airtel-24.22%, Vodafone- 19.16%, Idea- 17.01%, Reliance- 9.93%, Aircel- 8.44%, BSNL-8.26%, Tata– 5.87%, Telenor- 5.03%, Sistema- 0.75%, Videocon- 0.66%, MTNL- 0.35%.

Growth in wireless subscribers in February, 2016

BSNL- 1.67, Bharti- 1.18, Vodafone- 1.04, Quadrant- 0.94, Idea- 0.85, Aircel- 0.71, Reliance- 0.69, Telenor- 0.49 and MTNL- 0.30

Videocon, Tata and Sistema however registered a reduction during the period.

Circle wise it is Assam with 2.03% growth topped the list while Karnataka and Delhi showed a decline.

In MNP, there were 5.10 million requests in February, 2016 and the total stands to be 204.73 million.

Wireline declined by 0.10 million from 25.32 million in January to 25.22 million in February, 2016. The market share of the two PSUs is 72.54% (BSNL- 58.63 + MTNL- 13.91). Among the private companies Bharti Airtel topped with 14.43%. BSNL lost 1,34,160 connections in February while MTNL lost 4,423 connections.

The broadband segment registerd a growth of 3.40%; to reach 144.87 million from 140.10 million. The market share is as follows;

Bharti-25.49%, Vodafone- 18.25%, Idea- 15.32%, BSNL- 13.74%, Reliance- 10.8% and others- 16.40%.

 

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