Reliance Jio Leads India’s Broadband Connections Market With Close to 40 Percent Share: TRAI
Published2nd, May 2017
Reliance Jio accounts for the largest share of broadband connections in India with nearly 40 percent market share just six months after launching operations, according to TRAI data. The figure is for the month of February, and takes into account both wired and wireless connections.
512Kbps is the minimum speed to qualify as broadband, as per TRAI1. The report adds that India’s broadband user base increased to 261.31 million, up 2.98 percent from 253.75 million. Of this, Reliance Jio2 – which provides broadband speeds only via its 4G mobile network – is responsible for 102.84 million (39.36 percent).
Airtel3, which offers both mobile and wired Internet services, is the second biggest player after Reliance Jio in the industry with 46.69 million broadband connections (17.87 percent), according to the TRAI report4. The two are followed by Vodafone5 (32.06 million, 12.27 percent), Idea Cellular6 (24.31 million, 9.3 percent), and BSNL (20.81 million, 7.69 percent).
Other wired and mobile service providers together accounted for 34.6 million or 13.24 percent of broadband connections in India.