India has an estimated DTH world of around 91.5 million TV subscribing homes. The problem is that over a third of these ‘subscribers’ are not active, says the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
TRAI observes the bright side and says that ‘active’ subscribers increased 3.36 per cent in the quarter-year to March 31st (of 60.5 million overall). But ‘inactive’ subscribers increased nearly as fast, at 3.05 per cent to 30.1 million. This would mean that the development -0 in ‘active’ and ‘inactive’ subs has remained much the same during the past 3 quarter-year periods.
TRAI has changed it ways to calculate these inactive subscribers, and now calculates its statistics on the number of “temporary suspended” households as being inactive for not over 120 days.