Broadband Internet services in India

India has the world's third largest internet user base. As of December 2011 India has about 12.1 crore (121 million) internet users. Only China and USA have higher internet users. As per the data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India or TRAI, there were 2.239 crore (22.39 million) internet connections in India by the end of 2011. 13.35 million of these 22.39 million connections are Broadband (Speed above 256 Kbps) internet connections. That is 2.39 million higher than December 2010. Broadband internet subscribers in India have registered a growth rate of 21.49% in last year. Though the growth rate of internet users in India is great but still internet penetration in India is very poor. Only 10.2% of the country's population have the access to the internet.

Internet Service Providers in India

According to TRAI there were 156 Internet Service Providers (ISP) in India in July 2012. Almost all mobile telephone operators are offering high speed mobile internet services and some of them are offering wired line internet services too. Here are some key ISPs in India with services they are offering.

Company Name Services Offered
BSNL - Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Wired Line with Telephone - ADSL, VDSL, 3G, EVDO, Wi-Max, GPRS
MTNL - Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd Wired Line with Telephone - ADSL, 3G, GPRS
Airmesh 4G LTE
Airtel 4G LTE, 3G, ADSL, EVDO, GPRS
Skynet Broadband ADSL
Aircel 3G, GPRS
Hathway ADSL
Idea 3G, GPRS
MTS India 3G, EVDO, GPRS
Reliance Communications 3G, ADSL, EVDO, GPRS,Wi-Max
Sify ADSL
Spectranet ADSL
Tata DoCoMo 3G, GPRS
Tata Indicom ADSL, EVDO, GPRS, Wi-Max
Tikona Digital Networks Wireless 4G Broadband(OFDM)
Vodafone 3G, GPRS
YOU Broadband ADSL

Market Share of Companies

BSNL is the biggest ISP in India with 9.36 million subscribers and 63.7% market share alone. Bharti Airtel has 1.37 million subscribers and 9.3% market share. MTNL has 1.08 million subscribers and 7.3% market share. Top 10 ISPs in India have almost 94% market share. Other than these 3 top ISPs You Broadband, Hathway, Tikona and Sify are some big names that offer only internet services.

Internet users and households in India

As per census 2011 in India, 3.1% houses in the country have internet connections. The census covered 24.7 crore (247 million) houses and found only 76 lakhs (7.6 million) households that have internet connection. For more details about this see State wise Internet Users in India Census 2011.

State wise Broadband Internet connectivity in India

State Name Union Territory
State Name Union Territory
Assam Andaman Nicobar
Arunachal Pradesh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Dadra Nagar Haveli
Bihar Delhi
Goa Daman & Diu
Gujarat Lakshadweep
Haryana Puducherry
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu & Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Orissa
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal