India Wireless Telecom Market: February 2012

Source: TRAI
India mobile subscriber base touched 911.17 million in February 2012 …
·    Indian wireless telecom market ends February 2012 with subscriber base of 911.17 million with addition of 7.44 million, monthly growth rate of 0.82%
·    Overall mobile teledensity stands at 75.42% (Urban – 162.61%, Rural – 37.62%)
·    Urban to rural subscriber ratio is 65.20% to 34.80%
·    According to VLR data, India had 670.65 million active mobile subscribers. Hence, actual wireless teledensity in India is 55.51% by February 2012
·    In February 2012, about 4.32 million subscribers submitted Mobile Number Portability (MNP) requests which is about 0.47% of total mobile subscriber base in India
Top 5 mobile telecom players account for 82.2% of overall subscriber base ….
·    Bharti Airtel has maintained its leadership position with 24.5% market share in India
·    Idea has largest proportion of active mobile users at 92.90%
·    Top 5 players in Indian wireless telecom industry accounts for 82.2% market share in terms of active subscriber base
·    Idea (34.70%) added highest amount of subscribers in February 2012 followed by Uninor (31.48%), Bharti (24.50%), Reliance (13.08%) and Vodafone (11.26%)
·    As pace of subscriber addition is getting slower, most of the mobile telecom operator are focusing on improving the proportion of active subscriber base as well as targeting competitors subscriber base using MNP

U.P. (East) dislodged Maharashtra to capture pole position…
·    U.P. (East) with 55.75 million active mobile subscribers is leading closely followed by Maharashtra with 55.17 million active mobile users. U.P. (East) manage to keep its nose ahead in the battle with Maharashtra during February 2012
·    Andhra Pradesh (50.93 million) is third followed by Tamil Nadu (49.97 million) at fourth. Bihar with 45.37 million active mobile subscribers is the 5th largest market wireless telecom market in India
·    Notably, Madhya Pradesh has become sixth largest mobile telecom market in India with active subscriber base of 41.30 million replacing Karnataka with 41.19 million active users
·    Gujarat added highest number of new mobile connections during February 2012 - 1.08 million followed by Tamil Nadu  (0.96 million) and U.P. (East) with 0.76 million

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