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Minimal growth in September in broadband usage: TRAI

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NEW DELHI: Even as there was growth of just 1.92 per cent in broadband between the end of August and the end of September, there was a decline of 4.31 per cent in the fixed wireless subscribers (Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, Point-to-Point Radio & VSAT).



 

According to reports received by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) from the service providers, the number of broadband subscribers increased from 74.31 million at the end of August to 75.73 million at the end of September.



 

There was marginal increase in mobile devices users (Phones and dongles) of 2.32 per cent from 58.82 million to 60.19 per cent, and a minimal growth in wired subscribers of just 0.53 per cent from 15.05 million to 15.13 million.



 

The top five wired broadband service providers by September-end were BSNL (9.98 million), Bharti Airtel (1.40 million), MTNL (1.13 million), Beam Telecom (0.42 million) and YOU Broadband (0.41 million).



 

The top five wireless broadband service providers were Bharti Airtel (15.44 million), Vodafone (13.55 million), Idea Cellular (10.52 million), BSNL (7.94 million) and Reliance Communications Group (6.40 million).

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