Mobile Serves 88% of India Internet Access Accounts
As of 29th February, 2016, the top five fixed network high speed access service providers were BSNL (9.91 million), Bharti Airtel (1.71 million), MTNL (1.11 million), Atria Convergence Technologies (0.91 million) and YOU Broadband (0.52 million), according to the latest data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
But most consumers buy from mobile providers. As of 29th February, 2016, the top five mobile Internet access providers were Bharti Airtel (35.22 million), Vodafone (26.44 million), Idea Cellular (22.20 million), Reliance Communications Group (15.52 million) and BSNL (10.00 million).
In other words, fixed networks supported about 11.5 percent of Internet access accounts. Fixed wireless served about four tenths of one percent. Mobile accounted for 88 percent of the accounts.