India’s mobile phone customer base rises 0.21% to 2.4 million in September

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India’s mobile phone customer base rose 0.21 per cent, or a internet 2.4 million, to 1.17 billion in September from the previous month, knowledge launched by the nation’s Telecoms regulator confirmed on Wednesday.

Following is a desk of mobile phone subscriptions in India, the world’s second-biggest wi-fi market by variety of customers, as of Sept. 30.

COMPANY CHANGE (million) TOTAL USERS (million)

Bharti Airtel -2.4 343.5

Vodafone India – 2.6 221.9

Idea cellular -4.1 213.1

Reliance Jio 13.0 252.3

Bharat Sanchar Nigam -0.5 113.0

Reliance Communications -0.02 0.03

Tata Teleservices -1.0 22.0

MTNL -0.009 3.5


* Active mobile phone subscribers in September have been 1.01 billion

* Mobile connections per 100 folks, or the tele-density of wi-fi subscribers, have been 89.51, as of Sept. 30. Mobile tele-density in city areas was 156.23 in contrast with 58.49 in rural areas.

* In September, 5.03 million mobile phone subscribers opted to change their service suppliers by means of mobile quantity portability. India is split into 22 Telecommunications service zones.

* Total broadband connections have been 481.70 million, as of end-September. There have been 463.71 million broadband customers by means of mobile telephones and dongles, whereas 17.99 million have been utilizing broadband by means of wirelines. Internet connections with a minimal obtain velocity of 512 Kbps are thought-about as broadband in India.

* The variety of fixed-phone line subscribers dropped to 22.11 million by end-September from 22.19 million on the finish of August.

* Including fixed-phone traces, India had 1.19 billion phone customers, as of Sept. 31, or a complete tele-density of 91.20.

* Reliance Communications shut down its client mobile enterprise late final 12 months and has agreed to promote wi-fi belongings to Reliance Jio.

* Bharti Airtel has acquired Telenor’s India unit and Tata Teleservices’ client mobile enterprise.

* Idea cellular Ltd and Vodafone Plc accomplished the merger of their India operations on Aug. 31.

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