India Wireless Telecom Market: December 2013


Maharashtra ends the year with considerable lead while Airtel continues to dominate

Source: TRAI

India’s active mobile subscriber base increased to 762.39 million in December 2013 …

·       Indian wireless telecom market ends December 2013 with subscriber base of 886.30 million, addition of 5.16 million, monthly growth rate of 0.59%

·       Overall mobile teledensity stands at 71.69% (Urban:  138.94%, Rural: 41.95%)

·       Urban to rural subscriber ratio is 59.42% to 40.58%

·       Rural market expanded by 2.33 million mobile subscribers at a monthly growth rate of

0.65% while urban subscriber base increased 2.83 million, growth of 0.54%

·       According to VLR data, India had 762.40 million active mobile subscribers. Hence, actual wireless teledensity in India is 61.67% by December 2013

·       In December 2013, about 2.50 million subscribers submitted Mobile Number Portability (MNP) requests which is about 0.28% of total mobile subscriber base in India

 
Bharti Airtel leads with 25.0% share as market continues to focus on active subscriber base eliminating inactive subscribers….

·       Bharti Airtel maintains its leadership position with 25.0% market share in India

·       Idea has largest proportion of active mobile users at 100.98% followed by Bharti Airtel (96.23%) and Vodafone (95.63%)

·       State-owned BSNL+MTNL with only 57.53% of active mobile subscriber base is certainly struggling in highly competitive and dynamic market environment raising lot of concerns about their future

·       While Tata (67.24%) and Aircel (64.22%) are way behind leading pack in terms of active user proportion raising doubts about long term sustainability of their business model

·       Vodafone (2.37 million), Bharti (1.80 million) and Aircel (1.63 million) led in terms of net subscriber additions during December 2013 while BSNL (-2.04 million) performed poorly

·       Top 5 players in Indian wireless telecom industry accounts for 84.1% market share in terms of active subscriber base

 
Maharashtra strengthened its leadership position …

·       Maharashtra with 65.01 million active mobile users is leading followed by U.P. (East) with 62.69 million active mobile subscribers

·       With 92.24% of active subscribers, Maharashtra is the most active circle while Tamil Nadu with 74.08% active users is least active

·       Andhra Pradesh (57.48 million) is third followed by Tamil Nadu (55.00 million) at fourth. Bihar with 52.69 million active mobile subscribers is the 5th largest market wireless telecom market in India
 
 
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