Overall Tele-Density in India Reaches 73.11, with 874.68 Million Subscribers (May 2011)

According to TRAI’s Telecom Subscription Data report (PDF) for the month ending May 2011, the Total Telephone Subscribers in India reached 874.68 Million, there by making the overall Tele-density in India 73.11 at the end of May, 2011.

Total Wireless subscriber base (GSM, CDMA & FWP) increased from 826.93 Million in April 2011 to 840.28 Million at the end of May 2011, registering a growth of 1.61%.

Private operators hold 88.30% of the wireless market sharewhere as BSNL and MTNL, two PSU operators hold only 11.70% market share. Out of the total 840.28 Million subscribers, 588.13 Million subscribers were active subscribers . The graphical presentations of market shares and shares in net additions of all the service providers during the month of May 2011 are given below:

Mobile Number Portability

As per the data reported by the service providers, by the end of May 2011 about 105.70 lakh subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number.

Wireline Segment

Wireline subscriber base declined from 34.55 Million in April 2011 to 34.40 Million at the end of May 2011.

The overall wireline Tele-density in India declines to 2.88 with urban and rural teledensity being 7.19 and 1.02 respectively. BSNL and MTNL, two PSU operators hold 82.29% of the Wireline market share.

Broadband (≥ 256 Kbps download)

Total Broadband subscriber base has increased from 12.01 million in April 2011 to 12.12 million in May 2011, there by showing a growth of 0.92 %.

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