Mobile phone subscribers




Mobile phone connections - 2010

1. India's mobile phone market added 18.98 million new subscribers to its network in October, taking the total number of connections to 706.69 million.

2. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the wireless phone user base grew 2.76 percent to 706.69 million in October from 687.71 million in the previous month.

3. The total telephone subscriber base in the country, both wireless and wireline connections combined, touched 742.12 million. The overall tele-density reached 62.51 percent.

4. The growth in India's wireless phone category was led by Bharti Airtel, which added three million users to take its subscriber base to 146 million users.

Vodafone Essar was next with 2.49 million new subscribers, that raised its subscriber base to 118 million, while new telecom player Uninor added 2.48 million connections, toting up 13.74 milion subscribers.

5. The broadband subscriber base grew 2.24 percent from 10.29 million in September to 10.52 million in October 2010.

6. Wireline subscriber base declined from 35.57 million in September-2010 to 35.43 million at the end of October 2010.

7. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), the two state-run operators, hold 83.31 percent of the wireline market share.

Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/sectorsinfotech/India-has-706-mi...

Report: http://www.trai.gov.in/annualreport/AnnualReport_09_10English.pdf


The total
mobile subscriber base has increased from 56.88 million in March 2005 to 261.08
million in March 2008.The details of mobile phone subscriber base during the
last three years and the current year along with the growth rate, State-wise,
year-wise are given below:

 

Circle/State-wise details of Mobile phones  for the last three years  w.e.f. 31.03.2005

 

Sr. No.

Name of
Circle/ State

Total
Mobile phones as on

Growth
rate (in %) during the year

31.03.2005

31.03.2006

31.03.2007

31.03.2008

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

1

Andaman & Nicobar

10740

32587

44083

57846

203.42

35.28

31.22

2

Andhra Pradesh

4251239

7669812

13045794

20577632

80.41

70.09

57.73

3

Assam

287002

1128597

2331898

3913099

293.24

106.62

67.81

4

Bihar

1158534

3819442

5773370

10869459

229.68

51.16

88.27

5

Chhattisgarh

117951

191417

467294

701032

62.29

144.12

50.02

6

Gujarat

4239010

6775707

11163757

16968200

59.84

64.76

51.99

7

Haryana

1252666

2240298

4470606

6401457

78.84

99.55

43.19

8

Himachal
Pradesh

354255

728578

1408876

2299811

105.66

93.37

63.24

9

Jammu & Kashmir

274821

1114652

1491315

2201912

305.59

33.79

47.65

10

Jharkhand

206372

403371

571217

640229

95.46

41.61

12.08

11

Karnataka

3913203

6890546

11382511

17043556

76.08

65.19

49.73

12

Kerala

2826014

5019928

7601981

11698216

77.63

51.44

53.88

13

Madhya Pradesh

1871031

3441142

6682326

12491306

83.92

94.19

86.93

14

Maharashtra (-)
Mumbai

4657918

7417194

12788896

21079326

59.24

72.42

64.83

15

North East

146606

500935

1201518

2118532

241.69

139.86

76.32

16

Orissa

762996

2172208

2963261

5180156

184.69

36.42

74.81

17

Punjab

3763822

5461829

8364307

11715504

45.11

53.14

40.07

18

Rajasthan

1852881

4147323

8011334

13586738

123.83

93.17

69.59

19

Tamil Nadu (-) Chennai

3624160

5957147

10553554

18284050

64.37

77.16

73.25

20

Uttarakhand

156467

321779

544882

685565

105.65

69.33

25.82

21

Uttar Pradesh

4442433

9907365

17561905

28366704

123.02

77.26

61.52

22

West Bengal (-) Kolkata

895338

2732985

5040111

9381095

205.25

84.42

86.13

23

Kolkata

2019998

3502096

5030986

7844469

73.37

43.66

55.92

24

Chennai

2228248

3246131

4637124

7061200

45.68

42.85

52.28

25

Delhi

6073819

8869702

12083283

16282949

46.03

36.23

34.76

26

Mumbai

5501404

8116905

9877466

13631670

47.54

21.69

38.01

Total

56888928

101809676

165093655

261081713

78.96

62.16

58.14

 

Note:    (1)     
Source  BSNL
/ MTNL / COAI / AUSPI.

(2)       

Figures include WLL (F) also.

(3)       

Private operators provide data service area wise
only and not separately for Andaman & Nicobar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Chhattishgarh and NE-II which are included in
West
Bengal
, Bihar, Uttar
Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and North East – I respectively. However, Bharti Airtel provides landline
figures separately for Chhattisgarh and Madhya
Pradesh

 

            Telecom
Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) monitors the performance of mobile service
providers against the quality of service benchmarks notified in the Regulations
issued by TRAI, through quarterly Performance Monitoring Reports obtained from
telecom operators. TRAI also monitors the congestion at the point of
interconnection (POI) through monthly congestion report. The telecom service
providers are making efforts to improve the quality by continuously augmenting
their mobile network infrastructure and optimizing the same to meet the
specified standards set by TRAI.

 

             This
information was given by the Minister of  Communications and Information Technology,  Shri A. Raja  in a written reply to starred question in the Lok Sabha today.