India adds over 3 million DTH subscribers in 4Q 2011

Friday, April 13th, 2012 
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Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report for the Quarter ending December 2011

NEW DELHI — The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today released the “Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report” for the Quarter ending December 2011. This Report provides a broad perspective of the Telecom Services and presents the key parameters and growth trends for the Telecom Services as well as Cable TV, DTH & Radio Broadcasting services in India for the period covering October to December 2011, and is compiled on the basis of information furnished by the Service Providers.

Broadcasting & Cable Services

Besides the free DTH service of Doordarshan, there are 6 private DTH licensees, offering their services to the DTH subscribers. As on 31.12.2011, their reported subscriber base is 44.21 million.

                                                       2011
                                       --------------------
                                       End-Sept.   End-Dec.
                                       ---------  ---------
DTH Subscribers (millions)                 41.04      44.21

DTH Licensees:

Tata Sky Ltd., Dish TV India Ltd., SUN Direct TV(P) Ltd., Bharti Telemedia Ltd. (Airtel), Reliance Big TV Pvt. Ltd., Bharat Business Channel Ltd.

Number of Set Top Boxes (STBs) installed in CAS notified areas of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai increased from 819,960 at the end of Sep-11 to 853,737 at the end of Dec-11.

Number of set-top boxes:

CAS                       2011
notified  --------------------
area      End-Sept.   End-Dec.
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Chennai     188,839    206,366
Kolkata      93,432    103,729
Mumbai      324,150    327,385
Delhi       213,539    216,257
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TOTAL       819,960    853,737