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India's Wireless Subscriber Base Grew by 7.34 Million in August
|25 октября 2011|
India's Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has reported that the country's total wireless subscriber base increased from 858.37 million in July 2011 to 865.71 million at the end of August 2011, registering a growth of 0.86%.The share of Urban Subscriber has marginally decreased to 65.90% from 65.91% where as share of Rural Subscribers has marginally increased from 34.09% to 34.10%.
The overall wireless teledensity in India reached 72.12%.
However, out of the total 865.71 million subscribers, just 608.63 million were active on the date of Peak VLR for the month of August 2011.
The proportion of VLR subscribers is approximately 70.30% of the total wireless subscribers base reported by the service providers. Circle-wise, J&K has the highest proportion of VLR subscribers with 79.49% followed by North-East (77.70%) and Assam (76.83%); Mumbai has the lowest proportion with 59.23%. Service Provider wise, Idea leads the tally with 91.55% followed by Bharti (88.86%); Etisalat is at the bottom with 31.86%.
Wireless subscription in Urban Areas increased from 565.71 million in July 2011 to 570.54 million at the end of August 2011. Rural subscription increased from 292.65 million to 295.17 million during the same period. This shows marginally higher growth in Rural Subscription (0.86%) than Urban Subscription (0.85%). The Urban wireless teledensity has increased from 156.59 to 157.76 and Rural teledensity has increased from 34.92 to 35.20.
Private operators hold 88.34% of the wireless market share where as BSNL and MTNL, two state-owned operators hold only 11.66% market share.
Источник: Cellular news