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58 mn broadband subscribers in India, says TRAI’s latest data

MUMBAI: There were 58 million broadband subscribers in the country at the end of February 2014, according to data provided by sector regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Of the 58 million subscribers, mobile device users formed a bulk with 42.81 million subscribers. Wired broadband subscribers stood at 14.8 million while fixed wireless (Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, point-to-point radio and VSAT) comprised around 390,000 subscribers.

Top five broadband service providers constituted 82.92 per cent market share of the total broadband subscribers. They were BSNL (16.37 million), Bharti (11.99 million), Reliance (7.10 million), Idea (6.50 million) and Vodafone (6.14 million).

Top five wired broadband service providers were BSNL (9.98 million), Bharti (1.39 million), MTNL (1.10 million), You Broadband (0.37 million) and Beam Telecom (0.37 million).

Top five wireless broadband service providers were Bharti (10.60 million), Reliance (6.98 million), Idea (6.50 million), BSNL (6.38 Million) and Vodafone (6.14 million).