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-million-mobile-connections-TRAI/Article1-643401.aspx

    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.

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