The broadband connections in India is steadily increasing year-over-year, however, in December last year the growth was slim compare to a month before the same year. According to the Indian Telecom regulator TRAI, the total broadband connection reached to 13.30 million at the end of December 2011, up 1.30% from 13.13 million a month before the same year.
The Active base of Telecom operators—represents Peak Visitor location register (VLR) data for month excluding CDMA VLR data for BSNL (Telecom regulator has not yet provided)—were 646.78 million in the month of December last year. Idea ranked top, had 92.98% of active connections in December last year. Here, a chart (below) is demonstrating the distribution of active connections among different operators in month of November and December last year.
Airtel was succeeded to grab second notch with 90.02% active users, followed by Vodafone and Reliance Communication with 84.92% and 64.61% respectively. Etisalat, STel, MTNL, and Loop at the bottom, failed to manage number of active subscriber in the month of December last year. However, Airtel managed to grab highest number of active users, 158.12 million in December last year, followed by Vodafone had 125.46 million. Idea and RCOM was at the third and fourth position with 98.91 million and 96.96 million active subscribers in December last year.
J&K led with 83.11% active subscribers followed by Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Assam with 78.45%, 78.06% and 78.0% respectively. Mumbai was at bottom in terms active connection with just 60.79% among all circles.
Tamil Nadu was leading in total numbers of mobile connections, with 75.766 million connections followed by UP (East) with 71.751 million connections. J&K had least number of connections (6.01 million) in December last year.
It’s very interesting to hear that India reached to 13.30 million broadband connections in December last year. However, it’s expected that India will reach 175 million and 600 million broadband connections by 2017 and 2020 respectively, as per the draft of National Telecom Policy.
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