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India: Wireless Subscriber Base Increases
Source: egov.eletsonline.com
Source Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: India
Created: Oct 22, 2013

Total wireless subscriber base in the country has increased from 873.36 million 2013 to 874.88 million. This is a monthly growth of 0.17%. The share of urban wireless subscribers has increased from 59.80% to 60.10% whereas share of rural wireless subscribers has decreased from 40.20% to 39.90%. The overall wireless Teledensity in India has reached 71.13 from 71.08 of previous month.


As per the latest telecom subscription data (as on 31st July 2013) released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), wireless subscription in urban areas increased from 522.27 million in June 2013 to 525.78 million at the end of July 2013. On the contrary, the wireless subscription in rural areas decreased from 351.10 million to 349.09 million during the same period. The urban wireless Teledensity has increased from 139.16 to 139.87whereas rural Teledensity has decreased from 41.14to 40.88.


Private operators hold 88.30% of the wireless market share (based on subscriber base) where as BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU operators, hold only 11.70% market share.

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