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Statewise Broadband Subscribers In India – 31st November 2010

Perhaps it’s just a co-incidence, but just a week after we filed an RTI request for data on the total number of broadband subscribers in India by state (apart from other information), the Indian government has released the same for Parliament. We’ll have a visualization ready for you shortly, but here’s the raw data, in order of broadband connections by state, by 31st November 2010:

IMPORTANT: As Gautam John points out in the comments, the rural subscriber base mentioned below is for BSNL only.

Some things to note:

– The combination of Maharashtra, Mumbai and Goa has consistently had the highest number of broadband connections in the country
– Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have more than a million broadband connections each, with Andhra Pradesh and Delhi near the million mark.
– Chennai has 25,193 rural BSNL broadband connections
– Delhi, in terms of growth, has underperformed other states: between 31st October 2008 and 31st November 2010, it was overtaken by Karnataka (including Bangalore) and Andhra Pradesh (including Hyderabad)
– Andhra Pradesh has shown spectacular growth: it’s broadband base grew by 147.65%, even with a high base.
– Kerala overtook Gujarat in total number of broadband connections; Punjab overtook West Bengal, and Orissa overtook Bihar-Jharkhand, during the year.

– Kerala has the highest number of rural BSNL broadband connections, as well as the highest percentage
– Himachal Pradesh also has a high percentage of rural BSNL broadband connections.

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– Delhi includes Noida, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Faridabad
– North East includes Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland & Tripura

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