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Telecom subscribers base in India grows to 898.02 million: TRAI

Check out TRAI's latest telecom subscription data.

By Kul Bhushan | Published 30 May 2013 16:32 IST
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  • The latest TRAI data shows a marginal growth in telecom subscriber base in the country.

Telecom subscribers base in India grows to 898.02 million: TRAI

The total telephone subscriber base in India saw a marginal growth to 898.02 million at the end of March, 2013 from 892.02 million at the end of February 2013 – witnessing a monthly growth rate of 0.67 percent, according to latest subscription data by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

The share of urban subscribers has increased to 61.11% from 61.08% whereas share of rural subscribers has decreased from 38.92% to 38.89% in the month of March 2013. With this, the overall Teledensity in India increased to 73.32 at the end of March, 2013 from 72.90 of the previous month, says the TRAI data.

Moreover, India's total wireless subscriber base increased from 861.66 million in February 2013 to 867.80 million at the end of March 2013, registering a monthly growth of 0.71%. The share of urban wireless subscribers has increased from 60.50% to 60.53% where as share of rural wireless subscribers has decreased from 39.50% to 39.47%. The overall wireless Teledensity in India has reached 70.85.

The TRAI says private operators hold 87.76% of the wireless market share (based on subscriber base) where as BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU operators hold only 12.24% market share.

As per the TRAI data, by the end of March 2013 about 89.70 million subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number. In MNP Zone-I (Northern & Western India) maximum number of requests have been received in Rajasthan (8.55 million) followed by Gujarat (7.71 million) whereas in MNP Zone-II (Southern & Eastern) maximum number of requests have been received in  Karnataka (10.72 million) followed by Andhra Pradesh Service area (8.12 million). In the month of March 2013, total number of subscribers who have submitted their request for MNP is 2.87 million. The status of MNP requests in various service areas is given below:

Check out the latest telecom subscription data here.

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