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


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