India - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses


India’s fixed broadband market remains highly under-developed due to the dominance of the mobile platform and in turn by the uptake of mobile broadband. Fixed broadband penetration is expected to grow at a moderate rate over the next five years to 2024 from this very small base.

Leading Indian fixed broadband service providers have a limited pan-India fixed broadband presence and are mainly focused on metros, and selected tier-1 cities.

Newcomer Reliance Jio began offering its home broadband service, one of four engines of connectivity revenue for Jio, the other three being nationwide IoT, enterprise broadband and broadband for small and medium businesses.

The digital economy will help the country align to its goals of expanding the wider Indian economy as well as enhancing jobs. Sectors such as communications, including telecoms, IT services, eCommerce, FinTech and electronics manufacturing, are growing at a good pace, and in the coming years these sectors will expand further contributing to the country’s digital economic growth.

The Department of Electronics & Information Technology of India published its Internet of Things policy estimating the IoT industry in India will grow very strongly. Focus areas include agriculture, health, water quality, natural disasters, transportation, security, automobile, supply chain management and smart cities.

Video will remain the main driver for online content consumption. Increased uptake of VOD and catch-up TV, short format and original local video content along with high 4G data speeds will drive mobile data consumption.

Key developments:

  • Newcomer Reliance Jio began offering its home broadband service, one of four growth engines.
  • IoT focus areas will include agriculture, health, transportation, security, automobile, and smart cities.
  • Fixed broadband penetration is expected to grow at a moderate rate over the next five years to 2024.

Companies covered in this report include:

Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), Spectra.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction and Statistical Overview

    • Market Overview and analysis
    • Broadband statistics and Forecast
    • National Broadband Plan
  • Fixed Broadband Service Providers

    • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)
    • Bharti Airtel
    • Hughes Telecom
    • Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)
    • Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT)
    • Vodafone Idea
    • Jio
    • Spectra
    • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
  • Fixed Broadband Technologies

    • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)
    • Fixed wireless
      • WiMAX
      • Wi-Fi
  • Digital Economy

    • Overview
    • e-Payments
    • e-Education
    • Smart meters
  • Broadcasting Market

  • Related Reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 2 – Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers - market share by access type – 2014
  • Table 3 – Internet penetration – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 4 – Historic - Dial-up internet subscribers – 2007 – 2013
  • Table 5 – Historic - International internet bandwidth – 2000 – 2017
  • Table 6 – Historic - Number of licensed ISPs – 2002 – 2003; 2005; 2008 – 2013
  • Table 7 – Historic - Cable modem subscribers – 2001 – 2014
  • Table 8 – Historic - DSL subscribers – 2001 – 2014
  • Table 9 – Historic - FttX subscribers – 2010 – 2014
  • Table 10 – DTH subscribers – 2008 – 2018

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Fixed Broadband Subscribers and Penetration (with Forecast) – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 2 - Internet penetration – 2009 – 2019

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Number of pages 39

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Last updated 22 Aug 2019
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Analyst: Phil Harpur

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