Total Broadband subscriber base has increased from 15.09 million at the end of April 2013 to 15.13 million at the end of May 2013, there by showing a monthly growth of 0.23% and an annual growth of 5.75%, according to the latest report by India’s telecom regulator.
The government counts 256Kbps and above as broadband.
As on 31st May 2013, there are 161 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) which are providing broadband services in the country. Out of these, 120 ISPs (having 98.08% market share) have provided broadband subscription data for the month of May 2013, for the rest of the ISPs data from previous month was been retained.
Top five ISPs in terms of market share (based on subscriber base) are: BSNL (9.96 million), Bharti Airtel (1.40 million), MTNL (1.09 million), Hathway (0.36 million) and You Broadband (0.31 million).
According to the latest statistics released by the telecom regulator last week, the number of telecom subscribers in India increased to 900 million at the end of May 2013.
The wireless subscriber base increased from 867.2 mn at the end of April 2013 to 870.2 mn at the end of May 2013.
Airtel, with 21.79% marketshare was the largest mobile service provider followed by Vodafone (17.78%) and Reliance (14.35%). Reliance added the most number of subscribers in the month.
Average Internet connection speed in India grew 20% quarter on Quarter to 1.3 Mbps, according to the Akamai State of the Internet report. In comparison, it has the lowest average connection speed in the Asia Pacific region. China’s average speed is 1.7 Mbps and South Korea has 14.2 Mbps, the report said.