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Broadband Market in India

Getting Regulation Right Blog Aspect
Dr Archana Gulati
Published Oct 17, 2013
Updated Sep 03, 2023
It is reported that,
“BSNL [with 9.97 million broadband subscriber[s] with continues to lead the table of top five internet service providers followed by Bharti Airtel (1.43 million), MTNL (1.10 million), Hathway (0.37 million) and You Broadband (0.32 million) till the month of July.
According to the data released by  the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), 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)”, it said. “
That for a country of 1.2 billion this broadband penetration is negligible and that the market is far from competitive is evident. Please see my previous posts on this issue such as,
-There is More to Broadband than Physical Infrastructure,
-Avoiding the Recreation of Monopolies in the Age of Superfast Broadband,
-Continuously Declining Wire Lines in India,
-Access Regulation as Important as nationwide Backhaul
and many others under the labels USOF India and Broadband Networks