India active DTH subscribers down 30,000 in 1Q 2018

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report for the Quarter ending January-March, 2018

NEW DELHI — The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today has released the “Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report” for the Quarter ending 31st March, 2018. 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 January, 2018 to 31st March, 2018 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. During the QE 31st March, 2018, there are 5 pay DTH service providers as compared to 6 pay DTH service providers reported in the previous quarter. During the quarter, intimation of merger of M/s Videocon d2h Ltd with M/s DISH TV India Ltd w.e.f. 22.03.2018 has been received.

DTH has attained net pay active subscriber base of around 67.53 million in QE 31st March, 2018. This is in addition the subscribers of free DTH services of Doordarshan.

Active DTH subscribers (millions):

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

End-March   End-June  End-Sept.   End-Dec.
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    63.61      65.31      66.99      67.56

End-March   End-June  End-Sept.   End-Dec.  Q1 Adds  YoY Adds
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    67.53                                     -0.03      3.92