May 19 India's mobile phone customer base rose 0.51 percent, or a net 5.98
million, in March to reach 1.17 billion, data released by the country's telecoms regulator
showed on Friday.
Following is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in India, the world's second-biggest
wireless market by number of users, as of March 31.
COMPANY CHANGE (MLN) TOTAL USERS (MLN)
Bharti Airtel 3 273.6
Vodafone India 1.8 209.1
Idea Cellular 2.10 195.4
Reliance Communications -2.8 83.5
Bharat Sanchar Nigam 2.10 101
Aircel -0.15 90.9
Tata Teleservices -2.2 49
Telenor -1.1 50.5
Sistema Shyam TeleServices -0.34 4.9
MTNL 0.00029 3.6
Quadrant Televentures -2.2 0
* Active mobile subscribers in March were 1,016.38 million
* Mobile connections per 100 people, or the tele-density of wireless subscribers, were 91.08
as of March 31. Mobile tele-density in urban areas was 166.71 compared with 56.47 in rural
* In March, 6.03 million mobile subscribers opted to change their service providers through
mobile number portability. India is divided into 22 telecommunications service zones.
* Total broadband connections were 276.52 million at end-March. There were 257.71 million
broadband users through mobile phones and dongles, while 18.24 million were using broadband
through wirelines. Internet connections with a minimum download speed of 512 Kbps are considered
as broadband in India.
* The number of fixed-phone line subscribers rose to 24.40 million at end-March from 24.35
million at the end of Feb.
* Including fixed-phone lines, India had 1.19 billion phone users as of March 31, or a total
tele-density of 92.98.
* Source text: bit.ly/2qA92c6
(Compiled by Samantha Kareen Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)