Its really amazing to see the Mobile subscriber growth month on month – I have been covering these TRAI figures for past 3 years now, and there is hardly any month which has seen less than 10 million mobile subscribers added. Infact, last 12 to 18 months the average has been over 15 million additions.
Over last couple of months, I was thinking that the growth is slowing down a tad as it was less than 15 million additions over last couple of months, but this month growth numbers are back and June saw an addition of 17.98 million subscribers.
While, I am surprised to see the steep growth in Mobile subscribers, I am equally frustrated seeing the horridly slow pace of growth in Broadband Subscribers. Imagine this – While we add above 15 million mobile subscribers every month, Overall Broadband subscribers base in India stands at less than 10 million (9.45 million to be precise).
Lets hope the Government efforts of pushing Broadband across the masses really works.
Coming, back to Telecom Subscribers in India – Here is the rundown on the figures as per the latest TRAI report:
- Total Telephone subscriber base reaches 671.69 Million
- Wireless subscription reaches 635.51 Million
- Wireline subscription declines to 36.18
- 17.98 Million new additions in wireless
- Overall Tele,density reaches 56.83
- Broadband subscription is 9.45 million
The number of telephone subscribers in India now has reached to 671.69 Million by end of June-2010 from 653.92 Million in May-2010, thereby registering a growth rate of 2.72%. With this, the overall Tele-density in India reaches 56.83
The biggest chunk of mobile subscribers has come from Airtel, who alone have added 3 million subscribers (16.69%) followed by Reliance (15.76%) & Vodafone (15.09%).
Service Providers’ share in net additions during the month of June,2010
Service Provider wise Market Share as on June, 2010
Here is a simple Maths – If we manage to add at an average of 15 million subscribers for next 2 years, we will touch 1 Billion Mobile subscriber mark by June 2012. What do you think? will it happen ?