Top Broad­band Play­ers

Voice&Data - - CONTENTS - Play­ers To­tal Rev­enue (in FY 11-12 6,971 7,003 -0.46

BSNL Bharti MTNL RCom Tata Comm You Tele­com Sify Oth­ers

Key Play­ers

3,327 1,123 682 510 320 119 109 781

Oth­ers in­clude: Hath­way, Tikona, Beam Tele­com, Quad­rant, Spec­tranet, Asianet and Or­tel

As on De­cem­ber 2011, BSNL has 12.3 mn in­ter­net sub­scribers. Re­liance has over 3.5 mn, Ma­hana­gar Tele­phone Nigam (MTNL) has 2.5 mn, and Bharti air­tel has 1.3 mn. You Broad­band and Ca­ble In­dia has 389,983 in­ter­net sub­scribers. Hath­way ca­ble and Dat­a­com has 360,571 sub­scribers, Tikona Dig­i­tal Net­works and Tata Com­mu­ni­ca­tions have over 255,411 and 188,118 users, re­spec­tively. Beam Tele­com and Asianet Satel­lite has 180,926 and 112,954 users, re­spec­tively. As on De­cem­ber 2011, the to­tal in­ter­net leased line cus­tomers stood at 50,343 and the to­tal cy­ber cafes are 7,585, ac­cord­ing to Trai re­port. The most pre­ferred tech­nol­ogy used by in­ter­net ser­vice providers to pro­vide broad­band in In­dia is Dig­i­tal Sub­scriber line (DSL) and it con­sti­tutes 85.12%. This is fol­lowed by ca­ble mo­dem tech­nol­ogy (5.75%), eth­er­net LAN (5.09%), wire­less 3.48%, leased lines (0.32%), fiber (0.23%), and oth­ers (0.01%).

The state-owned Bharat San­char Nigam (BSNL) is of­fer­ing in­ter­net ac­cess ser­vice since 2005. BSNL com­mis­sioned a multi-gi­ga­bit, multi-pro­to­col, IP in­fra­struc­ture through Na­tional In­ter­net Back­bone-II (NIB-II), that will pro­vide ser­vices through the same back­bone and broad­band ac­cess net­work. The broad­band ser­vice will be avail­able on DSL tech­nol­ogy (on the same wire that is used for plain old tele­phone ser­vice), span­ning 198 cities. NIB-II con­ceived by BSNL will pro­vide in­fra­struc­ture for pro­vid­ing num­ber of value added ser­vices to broad­band cus­tomers coun­try­wide and to help ac­cel­er­ate the in­ter­net rev­o­lu­tion in In­dia.

Bharti air­tel of­fers broad­band in­ter­net ac­cess through DSL, in­ter­net leased lines, and MPLS. It of­fers broad­band (DSL), data and tele­phone ser­vices (fixed­line) in 87 cities with grow­ing fo­cus on var­i­ous data so­lu­tions for the small & medium busi­ness (SMB) seg­ment. The com­pany had 3.3 mn cus­tomers of which 1.4 mn have sub­scribed to broad­band /in­ter­net ser­vices, as on March 31, 2012.

The com­pany ended the year with non-voice rev­enue con­tribut­ing over 50% of the to­tal rev­enue. Dur­ing the fis­cal 2011-12, the com­pany launched on­line sales as a chan­nel for DSL ac­qui­si­tion and has also dou­bled the speeds to a min­i­mum speed of 2 Mbps for all cus­tomers in the top 14 cities and to 1 Mbps in the bal­ance cities with an ob­jec­tive of en­hanc­ing cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence. air­tel took the lead in launch­ing 4G ser­vices in In­dia start­ing with Kolkata and sub­se­quently in Ben­galuru. Be­sides this, it has plans to launch 4G in Kar­nataka, Ma­ha­rash­tra (in­clud­ing Mum­bai), Pun­jab, Delhi, Haryana, and Ker­ala.

MTNL pro­vides TriBand in­ter­net ser­vices through dial-up and DSL. It pro­vides games on-de­mand, video on-de­mand, and IPTV ser­vices in In­dia through TriBand. It has in­tro­duced Broad­band In­ter­net ac­cess plans (TriBand) tar­geted at homes and small busi­nesses. MTNL has up­graded ex­ist­ing TriBand (Broad­band) con­nec­tions for a speed of up to 2 MB/s. This ser­vice is at a cost of 55.3826 ($0.99) per month. Ev­ery ad­di­tional 1 MB down­load over the 200 MB limit costs Rs 1.11873 ($0.02) ex­tra. MTNL launched fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) triple-play high speed broad­band ser­vice with core net­work speed up to 10 Gbit/s in Delhi. It is of­fer­ing 3G ser­vices un­der the name of ‘MTNL 3G Jadoo.’

Re­liance Com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fers in­ter­net ac­cess to 518 towns all with seam­less han­dover to high speed 1x ser­vice across 24,000 towns and 600,000 vil­lages. It ex­panded its CDMA wire­less broad­band ser­vice with a down­link speed of upto 3.1 Mbps and up­link speed of upto 1.8 Mbps. It of­fers the ser­vice 10.

Re­liance will also lever­age its broad­band net­work to sup­port the re­quire­ments for home­land se­cu­rity ap­pli­ca­tions and ser­vices, which can ben­e­fit from the ad­van­tages of low la­tency and as­sured qual­ity of ser­vices that are in­te­gral to fourth gen­er­a­tion (4G) net­works. In­fo­tel Broad­band, a sub­sidiary of Re­liance In­dus­tries, had won a 20 Mhz slot pan-In­dia broad­band

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.