Expansion In Telecom Subscriber Base
India ranks second in terms of number of telecommunication subscriptions, internet subscribers and app downloads. India’s telephone subscriber base has been continuously growing.
During FY16 there was 1058.86 Million subscribers, FY17 there was 1194.58 Million Subscribers, FY18 there was 1206.22 Millions Subscribers, FY19 there was 1183.51 Million Subscribers, FY20 there was 1177.97 Million Subscriber and FY21 (as of Aug 2020) there was 1167.81 Million Subscribers.
Expansion in Tele-Density
Tele-density which is defined as the number of telephone connections for every 100 individuals. It has been noticed that tele-density has been increased from FY16-83.36% to FY20-87.37%.
Rural Share in Telecom Subscription
During FY20 it has been noticed that RURAL SHARE – 44.27%has been increased as compared to FY11RURAL SHARE – 33.35% in the telecommunication market.
Wireless Subscription Growth Over The Years
Wireless subscription has also been grown intensively over the past few years. During FY16 there was 1033.63 Million Wireless subscriber, FY17 there was 1170.18 Million Wireless subscribers, FY18 there was 1183.41 Million Wireless subscribers, FY19 there was 1161.81 Million wireless subscribers, FY20 there was 1157.75 Million wireless subscribers, FY21 (as of Aug 2020)there was 1147.92 Million Subscribers.
Increase In Broadband Connection Over The Years
Broadband connection has been increased immensely over the years. Wired broadband subscriber in FY20 was 19.18 Million and Wireless broadband subscriber in FY20 was 668.26 Million.
Increase In Internet Subscribers Over The Years
Internet subscriptions have also been increased at a CAGR of 21.36% from FY16 to FY20. Number of internet subscribers in India is expected to double by 2021 which is 829 million.
The average wireless data usage per wireless data subscriber in FY 20 was 11 GB per month. The average wireless data usage per wireless data subscriber is expected to reach by 2024 which is 18 GB.
Exponential Growth In Data Consumption
Data consumption has witnessed exponential growth over the past few years.
Q1 FY 19 – 10,418,076 TB
Q2 FY 19 – 12,549,891 TB
Q3 FY 19 – 14,253,256 TB
Q4 FY 19 – 15,850,560 TB
Q1 FY 20 – 17,940,576 TB
Q2 FY 20 – 19,838,886 TB
Q3 FY 20 – 20,899,931 TB
Q4 FY 20 – 22,854,131 TB
Q1FY 21 – 25,369,679 TB
Major Companies In The Market Are
Some of the major companies in the market are MTNL, BSNL, AIRTEL, VI, JIO.