According to Rohan Dhamija, head of India and Middle East for Analysys Mason, “Heavy data usage of hundreds of GB a month at affordable prices is leading to the growth in wireline subscribers at 4-5% a year.”
Bala Malladi, CEO, Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT), commented: “Competition comes from big telcos entering the segment, other ISPs (internet service providers) and local cable operators. With only 6-7% wired broadband penetration in India, there is enough opportunity for everyone to grow in this market.”
The report mentions that the growth will be based on intense competition among telecom operators, cable TV providers and standalone broadband service providers.
Wireline broadband is basically broadband internet connectivity over fixed cable lines (DSL/ADSL) or fibre optics (fibre to the home or FTTH) networks.