India adds 1.68 million active DTH subscribers in 3Q 2017

Thursday, December 28th, 2017 
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“Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report” for the Quarter ending July-September, 2017

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today has released the “Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report” for the Quarter ending September, 2017. This Report provides a broad perspective of the Telecom Services in India and presents the key parameters and growth trends of the Telecom Services as well as Cable TV, DTH & Radio Broadcasting services in India for the period covering 1st July, 2017 to 30th September, 2017 compiled mainly on the basis of information furnished by the Service Providers.

Satellite TV

Since its introduction in the year 2003, Indian DTH service has displayed a phenomenal growth. DTH has attained net pay active subscriber base of around 66.99 million. This is besides the viewership of the free DTH services of Doordarshan. As on QE Sep-17, there are 6 pay DTH service providers in the country.

Active DTH subscribers (millions):

                                      2016
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End-March   End-June  End-Sept.   End-Dec.
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    58.53      60.50      61.90      62.65

                           2017
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End-March   End-June  End-Sept.  3Q Adds  YoY Adds
---------  ---------  ---------  -------  --------
    63.61      65.31      66.99     1.68      5.09

More: Performance Indicator Report (pdf)

Links: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India