3 actions which can stop deaths in cars due to suffocation

Even though Automobile industry has evolved considerably in last century; still hundreds of deaths mainly children occur when car is standing still with windows closed. As even most advanced of cars are “Air-tight” and does not provide any air to passenger stuck inside car when engine “off”; struggling passenger dies of suffocation
It is not just big concern but also huge “shame” for “Automobile Industry” as a whole for neglecting one of most preventive security feature

Possibly, following actions could help to eliminate “Deaths due to suffocation” in coming days
1.      Human Censors inside the vehicle:

Automobile company could place “mandatory” human sensors inside cars so that automatic “Alarm” system can be activated

2.      Air holes which opens  when engine is “switched-off”:

There should be 4-5 air holes inside car which opens up when car engine is not “ON”. This would ensure at least bare minimum air supply inside car saving precious life at risk

3.      Emergency “SMS” or “Call”:

When “Human Sensor” identifies “life” inside switch off car, then automatic emergency SMS or Call should be made mentioning actual location of the vehicle using GPS tracking system. There could be a possibility of few unnecessary calls or SMS causing inconvenience; however no discomfort is bigger than human life

There could be many more solutions to tackle this problem which we sure that most talented automobile experts and auto companies with lot of cash reserves can provide to the world so that “Nobody dies in the car due to suffocation”

If possible, even government can make these security features mandatory. Anyways there are enough deaths to car accidents and we certainly don’t want more

Anybody listening!

Bharti Airtel: India Wireless Telecom - 2013

Source: TRAI (March 2013)
Bharti Airtel continues to lead Indian wireless telecom market with 24.7% share …
·         Bharti Airtel is the largest wireless telecom player in India with 24.7% market share in terms of active mobile subscribers

·         Total subscriber base of Airtel stood at 188.19 million while 95.00% of its subscriber base is active at the end of March 2013

·         During FY2013, active subscriber base of Airtel grew by 7.51% to 178.79 million. This is higher compared with growth rate of 5.86% for overall wireless telecom market in India

·         Bihar with 18.99 million active mobile subscribers remains the largest market for Airtel followed by Andhra Pradesh (17.71 million), Karnataka (15.93 million), U.P. <East> (14.75 million) and Rajasthan (13.79 million)

·         In terms of growth rates during FY2013, North East posted highest growth for Airtel in terms of active mobile subscriber addition at 19.41% followed by Maharashtra (17.69%), Mumbai (15.37%), Kerala (13.75%) and Bihar (13.32%)

·         Out of 22 circles where Airtel is operating 2 telecom circles witnessed negative growth for active mobile subscriber addition

·         Airtel remains at number one position in 11 out of 22 circles it operates while in three circles it has second position

Vodafone: India Wireless Telecom - 2013

Source: TRAI (March 2013)

Vodafone with 20.1% market share is the second largest mobile telecom player in India …
·         Vodafone is the second largest wireless telecom player in India with 20.1% market share in terms of active mobile subscribers

·         Total subscriber base of Vodafone stood at 152.35 million while 95.61% of its subscriber base is active at the end of March 2013

·         During FY2013, active subscriber base of Vodafone grew by 9.12% to 145.67 million. This is considerably higher compared with growth rate of 5.86% for overall wireless telecom market in India

·         Gujarat with 15.15 million active mobile subscribers remains the largest market for Vodafone followed by U.P. <East>(14.72 million), Maharashtra (13.14 million), Tamil Nadu (11.60 million) and West Bengal (11.49 million)

·         During FY2013, Odisha posted highest growth for Vodafone in terms of active mobile subscriber addition at 23.63% followed by Assam (17.76%), Mumbai (17.57%), Andhra Pradesh (16.82%) and Madhya Pradesh (15.95%)

·         Out of 22 circles where Vodafone is operating 1 telecom circle – ‘Punjab’ witnessed negative growth for active mobile subscriber addition

·         Vodafone remains at number one position in just 5 out of 22 circles it operates while in 6 circles it has second position


Idea Cellular: India Wireless Telecom - 2013

Source: TRAI (March 2013)

Idea with 16.6% market share is the 3rd largest mobile telecom player in India …
·         Idea Cellular is the third largest wireless telecom player in India with 16.6% market share in terms of active mobile subscribers

·         Total subscriber base of Idea stood at 121. 61 million while 98.86% of its subscriber base is active at the end of March 2013. Idea has the most active network in India

·         During FY2013, active subscriber base of Idea grew by 14.13% to 120.22 million. This is considerably higher compared with growth rate of 5.86% for overall wireless telecom market in India. Idea is the fastest growing mobile telecom player in the country

·         Maharashtra with 16.28 million active mobile subscribers remains the largest market for Idea followed by Madhya Pradesh (16.27 million), Andhra Pradesh (10.95 million), U.P. (West) (10.91 million) and Gujarat (8.21 million)

·         During FY2013, West Bengal posted highest growth for Idea in terms of active mobile subscriber addition at 42.15% followed by North East (31.58%), Odisha (28.77%), Kolkata (28.54%) and Tamil Nadu (26.28%)

·         Out of 22 circles where Idea is operating none of the  telecom circles witnessed negative growth for active mobile subscriber addition indicating robust performance

·         Idea  remains at number one position in 4 out of 22 circles it operates while in another 4 circles it has second position

Reliance Mobile: India Wireless Telecom - 2013

Source: TRAI (March 2013)

Reliance with 14.8% market share is the 4th largest mobile telecom player in India …
·         Reliance Mobile is the fourth largest wireless telecom player in India with 14.8% market share in terms of active mobile subscribers

·         Total subscriber base of Reliance stood at 122.97 million while 86.79% of its subscriber base is active at the end of March 2013.Although Reliance made considerable progress by increasing active subscriber base proportion during FY2013; it is still lower compared with Airtel, Vodafone and Idea

·         During FY2013, active subscriber base of Reliance grew by 5.64% to 106.72 million. This is in line with growth rate of 5.86% for overall wireless telecom market in India

·         Madhya Pradesh with 10.22 million active mobile subscribers remains the largest market for Reliance followed by Bihar (8.18 million), U.P. <East>(7.99 million), Maharashtra (7.23 million) and Delhi (7.18 million)

·         During FY2013, Himachal Pradesh posted highest growth for Reliance in terms of active mobile subscriber addition at 29.97% followed by Tamil Nadu (26.48%), North East (21.90%), Gujarat (18.13%) and Bihar (15.28%)

·         Out of 22 circles where Reliance is operating 5 telecom circles witnessed negative growth for active mobile subscriber addition

·         Reliance does not hold top position in any of the circles while it is second largest player in six circles and 3rd in three circles

BSNL + MTNL (BSNL): India Wireless Telecom - 2013

Source: TRAI (March 2013)


BSNL with 7.9% market share is the 5th largest mobile telecom player in India …
·         BSNL Mobile is the fifth largest wireless telecom player in India with 7.9% market share in terms of active mobile subscribers

·         Total subscriber base of BSNL stood at 106.20 million while just 53.45% of its subscriber base is active at the end of March 2013.Active subscriber base proportion is significantly lower for BSNL compared with Airtel, Vodafone and Idea

·         During FY2013, active subscriber base of BSNL increased by 2.14% to 56.77 million. This is significantly lower compared with growth rate of 5.86% for overall wireless telecom market in India

·         Andhra Pradesh with 6.26 million active mobile subscribers remains the largest market for BSNL followed by Kerala (5.00 million), Maharashtra (4.78 million), Tamil Nadu (4.63 million), and U.P. <East>(4.58 million)

·         During FY2013, Maharashtra posted highest growth for BSNL in terms of active mobile subscriber addition at 14.11% followed by J&K (12.28%), Kerala (9.24%), Gujarat (5.91%) and Madhya Pradesh (5.75%)

·         Out of 22 circles where BSNL is operating 8 telecom circles witnessed negative growth for active mobile subscriber addition which clearly indicates considerable trouble for the company going forward

·         BSNL does not hold either of top two positions in any of the telecom circles in India while it ranks 3rd in five telecom markets. Notably, MTNL ranks poor 6th in Mumbai and 7th in Delhi showing no signs of revival and waiting for death due to non-performance

TATA DoCoMo: India Wireless Telecom - 2013

Source: TRAI (March 2013)

TATA DoCoMo with 6.4% market share is the 6th largest mobile telecom player in India …
·         Tata is the sixth largest wireless telecom player in India with 6.4% market share in terms of active mobile subscribers

·         Total subscriber base of Tata stood at 66.41 million while 69.22% of its subscriber base is active at the end of March 2013. Active subscriber base proportion is significantly lower for Tata compared with leading players such as Airtel, Vodafone and Idea

·         During FY2013, active subscriber base of Tata shrunk by 2.98% to 45.97million. This is considerably lower compared with growth rate of 5.86% for overall wireless telecom market in India

·         Maharashtra with 5.01 million active mobile subscribers remains the largest market for Tata DoCoMo followed by Andhra Pradesh (4.91 million), Karnataka (4.59 million), Tamil Nadu (3.41 million) and Madhya Pradesh (2.75 million)

·         During FY2013, Tamil Nadu posted highest growth for Tata in terms of active mobile subscriber addition at 31.30% followed by Kolkata (10.40%), Odisha (9.11%), Mumbai (6.24%) and U.P.<East> (4.90%)

·         Out of 19 circles where Tata is operating 11 telecom circles witnessed negative growth for active mobile subscriber addition which is a cause of worry. While Tata exited 3 circles – Assam, J&K and North East during FY 2013

·         Tata does not hold either of top two positions in any of the telecom circles in India while highest it ranks as 4th largest player in just one circle - Kolkata

Aircel: India Wireless Telecom – 2013

Source: TRAI (March 2013)

Aircel with 5.4% market share is the 7th largest mobile telecom player in India …
·         Aircel is the seventh largest wireless telecom player in India with 5.4% market share in terms of active mobile subscribers

·         Total subscriber base of Aircel stood at 60.07 million while 64.56% of its subscriber base is active at the end of March 2013. Active subscriber base proportion is significantly lower for Aircel compared with leading players such as Airtel, Vodafone and Idea

·         During FY2013, active subscriber base of Aircel grew by 6.27% to 38.78 million. This is higher compared with growth rate of 5.86% for overall wireless telecom market in India

·         Tamil Nadu with 12.85 million active mobile subscribers remains the largest market for Aircel followed by Assam (3.02 million), Bihar (2.96 million), U.P. <East> (2.76 million) and Rajasthan (2.30 million)

·         During FY2013, Rajasthan posted highest growth for Aircel in terms of active mobile subscriber addition at 49.83% followed by Karnataka (47.63%), Rajasthan (47.14%), Delhi (34.47%) and Mumbai (32.57%)

·         Out of 22 circles where Aircel is operating 8 telecom circles witnessed negative growth for active mobile subscriber addition

·         Aircel holds top position in any one telecom circle in India while highest it is second largest player in 3 telecom circles. Although Aircel has pan India presence, it is heavily dependent on some of its top markets indicating concentrated nature of its business

West Bengal Wireless Telecom Market 2013

Source: TRAI
Note: West Bengal telecom circle excludes Kolkata

West Bengal’s active subscriber base increased by 4.59%…
·         Mobile subscriber base of West Bengal crashed by 11.05% during FY2013 to reach 41.16 million, 5th worst performing market in India
·         Active wireless subscriber base in West Bengal is 87.33% resulting in 35.94 million active mobile users
·         Active subscriber base in West Bengal increased by 4.59% during FY2013 compared with national average of 5.86%
·         By March 2013, West Bengal is 11th largest wireless telecom market in India accounting for 4.97% of total active subscriber base

Vodafone is the clear winner with 32.0% market share ….
·         In West Bengal wireless telecom market, Vodafone leads with 28.2% share in terms of total subscriber base followed by Airtel (22.5%), Reliance (17.0%), BSNL (8.8%) and Aircel (7.3%)
·         Vodafone extends its lead over competition as 99.1% of it user base is active compared with 97.9% for Bharti and 95.2% for Reliance
·         In terms of active mobile subscriber base, Vodafone tops West Bengal market with 32.0% share followed by Airtel (25.2%) and Reliance (18.5%)
·         Idea climbed up to 4th position with 7.0% share while BSNL with only 49.1% active users slipped to 6th position
·         Top 5 players accounts for 88.4% of West Bengal’s active mobile subscriber base

Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) West Wireless Telecom Market 2013

Source: TRAI

U.P. (West) is dropped to 10th place due to slowdown in subscriber growth…
·         Mobile subscriber base of U.P. (West) declined by 9.77% during FY2013 to reach 48.39 million
·         Active wireless subscriber base in U.P. (West) is 84.63% resulting in 40.96 million active mobile users
·         Active subscriber base in U.P. (West) increased by 3.32% during FY2013 compared with national average of 5.86%, 3rd slowest in India
·         By March 2013, U.P. (West) is 10th largest wireless telecom market in India accounting for 5.67% of total active subscriber base, dropped from 9th place a year ago

Idea takes pole position with 26.6% market share ….
·         In U.P. (West) wireless telecom market, Idea leads with 22.3% share in terms of total subscriber base followed by Reliance (13.8%), Vodafone (19.6%), Airtel (13.7%) and BSNL (10.1%)
·         Idea extends its lead over competition as 101.1% of it user base is active, Higher than 100% of active subscriber figure indicate that U.P. (West) is a place which attracts lot of tourists
·         In terms of active mobile users, Idea grabs pole position with 26.6% share followed by Vodafone with 23.3% and Reliance with 14.1%
·         National leader Airtel is struggling with 14.5% share of active users and placed at poor 4th in U.P. (West) market. While there is very little to be said for BSNL
·         Top 5 players accounts for 84.3% of U.P. West’s active mobile subscriber base

Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) East Wireless Telecom Market 2013

Source: TRAI

U.P. (East) lost No. 1position to Maharashtra …
·         Mobile subscriber base of U.P. (East) reduced by 1.67% during FY2013 to reach 73.82million. In term of total subscriber base, U.P. (East) ranks first in Indian wireless telecom market
·         Active wireless subscriber base in U.P. (East) is 81.60% resulting in 60.24 million active mobile users
·         Active subscriber base in U.P. (East) increased by 5.43% during FY2013 compared with national average of 5.86%
·         By March 2013, U.P. (East) is second largest wireless telecom market in India accounting for 8.33% of total active subscriber base
·         U.P. (East) lost its top position to Maharashtra during FY2013 despite having higher subscriber base as Maharashtra enjoys higher percentage of active users at 88.70% compared with U.P. (East) at 81.60%

Bharti Airtel leads close battle against Vodafone with 24.5% market share ….
·         In U.P. (East) wireless telecom market, Airtel leads with 20.6% share in terms of total subscriber base followed by Vodafone (20.1%), BSNL (14.1%), Reliance (13.2%) and Idea (10.0%)
·         In terms of active subscriber base, Bharti leads with 24.5% market share followed by Vodafone (24.4%), Reliance (13.3%) and Idea (12.5%)
·         BSNL with only 43.9% active users holds poor 5th place with meager 7.6% share
·         Top 5 players accounts for 82.3% of U.P. East’s active mobile subscriber base

Tamil Nadu (TN) Wireless Telecom Market 2013

Source: TRAI

Tamil Nadu continue to remain suffer due to lowest proportion of active users …
·         Mobile subscriber base of Tamil Nadu decreased by 6.78% during FY2013 to reach 72.41 million. In term of total subscriber base, Tamil Nadu ranks second in Indian wireless telecom market
·         Active wireless subscriber base in Tamil Nadu is 72.88% resulting in 52.77 million active mobile users. Tamil Nadu has lowest proportion active mobile users in the country
·         Active subscriber base in Tamil Nadu increased by 4.30% during FY2013 compared with national average of 5.86%
·         By March 2013, Tamil Nadu is 4th largest wireless telecom market in India accounting for 7.30% of total active subscriber base


Aircel dislodged Airtel to leads Tamil Nadu wireless market 24.4% share….
·         In terms of total subscriber base Aircel leads with market share of 29.3% followed by Bharti Airtel (18.6%), Vodafone (16.9%), BSNL (13.3%) and Reliance (9.7%)
·         Although Airtel has 87.5% active users compared with just 60.6% for Aircel; sheer size of subscriber base helped Aircel to regain top position from Airtel
·         Airtel lost top position to Aircel mainly due to the fact that Airtel’s active user base percentage shrink from 94.1% (12.59 million in FY2012) to 87.5% (11.80 million in FY2013)
·         Any increase in proportion of active users by Aircel could significantly change market dynamics as 40% of Aircel’s user base is still inactive
·         Vodafone is closely behind at 3rd position with 22.0% share driven by 94.9% active users
·         Idea which is relatively newer player in TN, is at 7th position with only 3.3% share
·         Top 5 players accounts for 88.9% of Tamil Nadu’s active mobile subscriber base

Rajasthan Wireless Telecom Market 2013

Source: TRAI

Rajasthan climbed up to 9th position driven by high percentage of active subscribers …
·         Mobile subscriber base of Rajasthan decreased by 1.14% during FY2013 to reach 48.60 million
·         Active wireless subscriber base in Rajasthan is 86.22% resulting in 41.90 million active mobile users
·         Active subscriber base in Rajasthan increased by 8.27% during FY2013 compared with national average of 5.86%
·         By March 2012, Rajasthan is 9th largest wireless telecom market in India accounting for 5.80% of total active subscriber base, moved up from 10th place a year ago


Bharti holds an edge with 32.9% market share, as competition closes in ….
·         In Rajasthan wireless telecom market, Airtel leads with 30.3% share in terms of total subscriber base followed by Vodafone (18.4%), Reliance (11.7%), BSNL (12.3%) and Idea (10.6%)
·         In terms of active subscriber base, Airtel has 32.9% market share followed by Vodafone (21.8%), and Idea (13.1%)
·         Top 5 players accounts for 87.2% of Rajasthan’s active mobile subscriber base