India Wireless Telecom Market: November 2012

Source: TRAI
India’s active mobile subscriber base increased 707.28 million in November 2012 from 703.92 million in October 2012 …
·        Indian wireless telecom market ends November 2012 with subscriber base of 890.60 million, decline of 13.63 million, monthly growth rate of -1.51%
·        Overall mobile teledensity stands at 73.02% (Urban:  149.32%, Rural: 39.67%)
·        Urban to rural subscriber ratio is 62.19% to 37.81%
·        Rural market contracted by 0.72 million mobile subscribers at a monthly growth rate of
-0.21% while urban subscriber base declined by 12.91 million, growth of -2.28%
·        According to VLR data, India had 707.28 million active mobile subscribers. Hence, actual wireless teledensity in India is 57.99% by November 2012
·      In November 2012, about 1.99 million subscribers submitted Mobile Number Portability (MNP) requests which is about 0.22% of total mobile subscriber base in India

Bharti Airtel leads with 24.2% share while players focus on active subscriber base ….
·        Bharti Airtel maintains its leadership position with 24.2% market share in India
·        Idea has largest proportion of active mobile users at 98.06% followed by Vodafone (93.39%) and Bharti Airtel (93.32%)
·        Top 5 players in Indian wireless telecom industry accounts for 82.6% market share in terms of active subscriber base
·        All major telecom players except Reliance witnessed large scale disconnections driven by increasing focus on active subscribers

U.P. (East) maintains No.1 position …
·        U.P. (East) with 58.91 million active mobile subscribers is leading followed by Maharashtra with 57.63 million active mobile users
·        Andhra Pradesh (53.73 million) is third followed by Tamil Nadu (53.51 million) at fourth. Bihar with 49.18 million active mobile subscribers is the 5th largest market wireless telecom market in India
·        Except Bihar and J&K, all telecom circles experienced negative subscriber growth. While Tamil Nadu (1.99 million), Karnataka (1.48 million) and Andhra Pradesh (1.27 million) witnessed highest amount of disconnections

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