India Wireless Telecom Market: April 2013

U.P. (East) dislodged Maharashtra to capture top position while Airtel continues to rule
Source: TRAI
India’s active mobile subscriber base increased to 724.52 million in April 2013 from 723.00 million in March 2013 …
·         Indian wireless telecom market ends April 2013 with subscriber base of 867.02 million, decline of 0.78 million, monthly growth rate of -0.09%
·         Overall mobile teledensity stands at 70.71% (Urban:  139.33%, Rural: 40.59%)
·         Urban to rural subscriber ratio is 60.11% to 39.89%
·         Rural market expanded by 3.34 million mobile subscribers at a monthly growth rate of
0.98% while urban subscriber base shrunk by 4.12 million, growth of -0.79%
·         According to VLR data, India had 724.52 million active mobile subscribers. Hence, actual wireless teledensity in India is 59.09% by April 2013
·         In April 2013, about 2.03 million subscribers submitted Mobile Number Portability (MNP) requests which is about 0.23% of total mobile subscriber base in India

Bharti Airtel leads with 24.8% share as market continues to focus on active subscriber base ….
·         Bharti Airtel maintains its leadership position with 24.8% market share in India
·         Idea has largest proportion of active mobile users at 98.11% followed by Bharti Airtel (95.21%) and Vodafone (95.10%)
·         State-owned BSNL+MTNL with only 54.73% of active mobile subscriber base is certainly struggling in highly competitive and dynamic market environment raising lot of concerns about their future
·         Vodafone (1.42 million) and Idea (1.28 million) led in terms of net subscriber additions during April 2013 while Sistema (-1.90 million) and BSNL (-2.24 million) were worst performers
·         Top 5 players in Indian wireless telecom industry accounts for 84.3% market share in terms of active subscriber base

U.P. (East) regained top position from Maharashtra while Bihar lost more than 1.3 million connections …
·         U.P. (East) with 61.30 million active mobile users is leading followed by Maharashtra with 60.39 million active mobile subscribers
·         During April 2013, Maharashtra lost 0.51 million subscriber while U.P. (East) lost only 47,354 connections. As a result, U.P. (East) bagged top position in closely battle with Maharashtra
·         With 88.96% of active subscribers, Maharashtra is the most active circle while Tamil Nadu with 72.78% active users is least active
·         Andhra Pradesh (54.58 million) is third followed by Tamil Nadu (52.78 million) at fourth. Bihar with 50.75 million active mobile subscribers is the 5th largest market wireless telecom market in India

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