According to figures released by the TRAI, VSNL/Tata Indicom has been steadily losing subscribers to other ISPs. With a loss of 24% of its subscriber base in the quarter ending March 2005, and a further loss of 9% in the quarter ending June 2005, VSNL's share has now slipped down to a measly 10.88%.
Summarised figures of the top five ISPs (quarter ending June 2005) were reported as follows:
Total Internet subscriber base: 5.9 million
The above figures include all modes of Internet access.
Total broadband subscriber base: 399, 253
DSL Subscribers: 66, 040