According to highlights of telecom subscription data released by Telecom Regulator, TRAI, total broadband subscriber base has increased from 14.31 million at the end of May 2012 to 14.50 million at the end of June 2012 in the country, there by showing a monthly growth of 1.36%.
As on 30th June 2012, there are 155 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) which are providing broadband services in the country. Out of this only 121 ISPs have provided data for the month of June 2012, for the rest of the ISPs data from previous month has been retained. Top five ISPs in terms of market share (based on subscriber base) are BSNL (9.24 million), Bharti Airtel (1.37 million), MTNL (1.06 million), You Broadband (0.63 million) and Hathway (0.36 million).
The report highlights that total wireless subscriber base increased from 929.37 million in May 2012 to 934.09 million at the end of June 2012, registering a growth of 0.51%. Importantly, the share of urban wireless subscribers has decreased from 64.24 % to 63.98% where as share of rural wireless subscribers has increased from 35.76% to 36.02%. The overall wireless teledensity in India reaches 76.99.
Wireless subscription in urban areas increased from 596.98 million in May 2012 to 597.59 million at the end of June 2012. The wireless subscription in rural areas increased from 332.38 million to 336.51 million during the same period. This shows higher growth in rural wireless subscription (1.24%) than urban wireless subscription (0.51%). The urban wireless Teledensity has decreased from 162.57 to 162.46 and rural Teledensity has increased from 39.35 to 39.80.
As per the data reported by the service providers, by the end of June 2012 about 54.33 million subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number. In MNP Zone-I (Northern & Western India) maximum number of requests have been received in Rajasthan (5.06 million) followed by Gujarat (4.94 million) whereas in MNP Zone-II (Southern & Eastern) maximum number of requests have been received in Karnataka (6.43 million) followed by Andhra Pradesh Service area (5.20 million). In the month of June 2012, total number of subscribers who have submitted their request for MNP stood at 4.16 million.