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Telephone subscribers in India reach 915.19 million: TRAI

The number of telephone subscribers in India has increased from 910.14 million at the end of November, 2013 to 915.19 million at the end of December 2013

By Kul Bhushan | Published 18 Feb 2014 11:48 IST
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  • Share of urban subscribers has marginally declined from 60.06% to 60.03%, according to the new telecom subscription data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Telephone subscribers in India reach 915.19 million: TRAI

The total number of telephone subscribers in India has increased from 910.14 million at the end of November, 2013 to 915.19 million at the end of December 2013, thereby registering a monthly growth of 0.56%, according to the latest telecom subscription data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

According to the regulator, share of urban subscribers has marginally declined from 60.06% to 60.03% whereas share of rural subscribers has marginally increased from 39.94% to 39.97% in the month of December 2013. With this, the overall Teledensity in India increased from 73.69 at the end of November, 2013 to 74.02 at the end of December, 2013.

In the wireless segment, total subscriber base rose from 881.13 million in November, 2013 to 886.30 million at the end of December 2013, registering a monthly growth of 0.59%.

In terms of market share, private telecom operators hold 88.73% of the wireless subscriber market share where as BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU operators hold only 11.27% market share. Check out below the graphical representations of market shares and shares in net additions of all the service providers:

As many as 109.37 requests for Mobile Number Portability (MNP) for registered by the end of December 2013. In MNP Zone-I (Northern & Western India) maximum number of requests have been received in Rajasthan (about 10.97 million) followed by Gujarat (about 9.45 million) while in MNP Zone-II (Southern & Eastern) maximum number of requests


 

Check out the latest telecom subscription data here.

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