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

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