India Wireless Telecom Market: March 2012

Source: TRAI
India mobile subscriber base touched 919.17 million in March 2012 as rural market dominates subscriber growth …
·        Indian wireless telecom market ends March 2012 with subscriber base of 919.17 million with addition of 8.00 million, monthly growth rate of 0.88%
·        Overall mobile teledensity stands at 76.00% (Urban – 162.82%, Rural – 38.33%)
·        Urban to rural subscriber ratio is 64.83% to 35.17%
·        Rural market added 6.21 million mobile subscribers at a monthly growth rate of 1.96% while urban subscriber base increased by 1.79 million, growth of just 0.30%
·        According to VLR data, India had 683.02 million active mobile subscribers. Hence, actual wireless teledensity in India is 56.47% by March 2012
·        In March 2012, about 4.76 million subscribers submitted Mobile Number Portability (MNP) requests which is about 0.52% of total mobile subscriber base in India
Bharti Airtel leads with 24.3% share as top 5 players owns 82.2% market….
·        Bharti Airtel has maintained its leadership position with 24.3% market share in India
·        Idea has largest proportion of active mobile users at 91.73%
·        Top 5 players in Indian wireless telecom industry accounts for 82.2% market share in terms of active subscriber base
·        Bharti Airtel (31.26%) added highest amount of subscribers in March 2012 followed by Idea (25.15%), Uninor (16.13%), Reliance (13.04%) and Vodafone (12.81%)

U.P. (East) strengthens leadership position with stronger subscriber addition…
·        U.P. (East) with 57.14 million active mobile subscribers is leading followed by Maharashtra & Goa with 55.87 million active mobile users
·        U.P. (East) with 1.41 million subscriber addition extends its lead over Maharashtra compared to 0.64 million
·        Andhra Pradesh (51.83 million) is third followed by Tamil Nadu (50.60 million) at fourth. Bihar with 46.28 million active mobile subscribers is the 5th largest market wireless telecom market in India
·        U.P. (East) added highest number of new mobile connections during March 2012 - 1.41 million followed by Bihar (0.91 million) and Rajasthan with 0.88 million

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