It was once the monopoly for BSNL broadband in India and with days BSNL has deteriorated in a severe way. A lot of wrong decisions and no exciting plans or improvements in its service has cost BSNL to lose a lot of subscribers over time.
Even though its still the leader in the wireline subscribers market, however, as the latest February 2021 report from TRAI shows BSNL has lost chunks of subscribers and not only BSNL, a lot of reputed ones in this business like MTNL, Tata telecom and Reliance communication have lost customers.
As you see in the report, Jio has added a whopping 1,97,130 wireline subscribers in 2021, followed by Bharti Airtel with 61,048, Vi with 10,662 and Quadrant by 8,522 subscribers. The biggest losers have to be both BSNL and MTNL, losing as much as 1,41,648 and 18,802 wireline subscribers as per TRAI.
This clearly shows a lot of BSNL subscribers have switched to JioFiber and Bharti Airtel whereas the rising demand of internet has seen a whopping 1,08,140 additions to the wireline subscribers market.
If you go by the market share, you see BSNL still leading with 33.75% share, followed by Bharti Airtel with 23.30% share and Reliance Jio jumping to 15.60% share.
MTNL, Tata Telecom, Vodafone Idea, Reliance and Quadrant form the small group of the market while clearly showing the dominance of private sectors in this growing broadband market.