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TABLE-India's mobile subscriber base falls in June; Jio adds 4.5 mln

    BENGALURU, Sept 24 (Reuters) - India's mobile phone customer
base fell by 3.2 million subscribers to 1.14 billion in June,
according to data released by the country's telecoms regulator
on Thursday.
    The table below shows mobile phone subscriptions in India -
the world's second-biggest wireless market by number of users.
          COMPANY            CHANGE (MLN)   TOTAL USERS (MLN)
       Bharti Airtel             -1.13            316.7
       Vodafone Idea             -4.82            305.1
        Reliance Jio             4.50            397.24
    Bharat Sanchar Nigam         -1.74           118.22
  Reliance Communications      -0.000382        0.017387
            MTNL                -0.0038            3.4
    * Active mobile subscribers in June were 958 million.
    * Mobile connections per 100 people, or the tele-density of
wireless subscribers, were 84.38. Mobile tele-density in urban
India was 133.53, compared with 58.72 in rural regions.
    * As many as 5.83 million mobile subscribers opted to change
their service providers through mobile number portability.
    * Total broadband connections were 698.23 million as of
end-June. There were 677.79 million broadband users through
mobile phones and dongles, while 19.8 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 19.81
million in June from about 19.77 million in May.
    * Including fixed-phone lines, India had 1.16 billion phone
users as of June 30, or a total tele-density of 85.85
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 (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom; Editing by Devika Syamnath)