Indian wireless telecom subscriber base increased by 38.9% during FY2011 - West Bengal fastest growing market

Robust subscriber growth.....
·    India’s wireless subscriber base touched  811.6 million by March 2011 compared with 584.3 million in March 2010, growth of 38.9%
·    Active subscriber percentage is 70.7% which results in active mobile subscriber base of 573.9 million in March 2011
·    Bharti Airtel leads the market with 25.6% share followed by Vodafone (18.6%), Reliance (15.2%), Idea (14.5%), BSNL/MTNL (8.9%), Tata (7.8%) and Aircel (5.3%)
·    In terms of subscriber growth, Uninor topped with 434.5% growth while Aircel (48.8%) and Idea (40.2%) performed impressively. Airtel’s subscriber growth was 27.1%, lowest in the market
West Bengal fastest growing market…
·    Among 22 wireless telecom circles in India, West Bengal posted highest growth rate with 57.6% followed by U.P. (West), Orissa, Gujarat and Bihar (All non-UPA ruled states!!!)
·    Rajasthan is the slowest growing wireless telecom market in India with 27.7% subscriber growth followed by Kerala, Tamilnadu, Mumbai and Andhra Pradesh (All Congress / UPA governed states except Kerala!!!)

Vodafone leads West Bengal mobile telecom circle….
·    Total mobile subscriber base in West Bengal were 39.6 million by March 2011 while active subscriber numbers were 28.2 million which is 71.2% of total
·    Vodafone leads West Bengal mobile telecom circle with 33.4% market share while top 3 players accounts for 73.7% of active subscribers

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