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    TRAI subscription data: Total Broadband connections in India rise by 0.80% in March 2024

    The total broadband connections in India increased by 0.80% going from 916.77 million in February to 924.07 million in March 2024, according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) latest subscription data. Of the total broadband connections, wired connections saw a 1.52% increase, going from 39.46 million to 40.06 million, and mobile device connections (phones and dongles) grew by 0.77% from 876.44 million to 883.22 million between February and March.

    Key Observations from the data:

    A decline in fixed wireless connections: Much like the last several months, fixed wireless connections (which includes Wi-Fi)  have continued their downward trajectory, declining by 9.10%, from 0.87 million to 0.79 million. To put this into perspective, in March last year, India had 1.09 million fixed wireless connections.

    Jio continues to see a rise in connections: In March this year, Jio gained 399,495 wireline subscribers and 2,143,539 wireless subscribers. Jio was followed by Bharti Airtel, which gained  206,042 wireline subscribers and 1,750,917 wireless subscribers.

    In the wired broadband connection category, the top four telecom companies (Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and BSNL) all added more subscribers. This marks a positive change for BSNL, which lost 15,484 subscribers in February. As of March, it has been able to gain back 6203 subscribers. In the wireless category, besides Jio and Airtel, the other players lost subscribers. Vodafone Idea lost 684,530 subscribers and BSNL lost 2,354,505 subscribers.

    Active wireless subscribers see an increase: Of the total 1167 million wireless telephone subscribers in India, 1057.71 million are active wireless subscribers. The active wireless subscriber base has increased by 5.63 million between February and March 2024. These are subscribers who are currently receiving services from the company and are up to date on their payments and they make up 90.75% of the total wireless subscriber base. Airtel continues to be the company with the most active wireless subscribers. Airtel has notably seen an increase in its active subscribers, between February and March with the portion of active subscribers in its subscriber base going from 99.63% in February to 99.91% in March.

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