January 2, 2019 / 11:04 AM / in 2 months

TABLE-India's mobile phone customer base rises 0.7 mln in Oct

    Jan 2 (Reuters) - India's mobile phone customer base rose
0.06 percent, or a net 0.72 million, to 1.17 billion in October,
data released by the country's telecom regulator showed on
Wednesday.
    Following is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in India,
the world's second-biggest wireless market by number of users,
as of Oct. 31, released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of
India.
    
 COMPANY                     CHANGE (MLN)   TOTAL USERS (MLN)
 Bharti Airtel                   -1.9             341.7
 Vodafone Idea                   -7.4             427.6
 Reliance Jio                    10.5             262.8
 Bharat Sanchar Nigam             0.4             113.4
 Reliance Communications        -0.004            0.02
 Tata Teleservices               -0.9             21.1
 MTNL                           -0.008             3.5
 
 NOTE:
    * Active mobile subscribers in October were 1.02 billion
    * Mobile connections per 100 people, or the tele-density of
wireless subscribers, were 89.48 as of Oct 31. Mobile
tele-density in urban areas was 156.12 compared with 58.48 in
rural areas.
    * In October, 3.22 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 496.12 million, as of
end-October. There were 478.02 million broadband users through
mobile phones and dongles, while 18.10 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 dropped to
22.02 million by end-October from 22.11 million at the end of
September.
    * Including fixed-phone lines, India had 1.19 billion phone
users as of Dec 31, or a total tele-density of 91.17.
    
   Source text: bit.ly/2BTr5Ow
    

 (Compiled by Arnab Paul in BENGALURU; Editing by Rashmi Aich)
  
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