September 18, 2018 / 8:07 AM / 8 months ago

TABLE-India's mobile phone customer base rises 10.55 mln in July

    Sept 18 (Reuters) - India's mobile phone customer base
rose 0.92 percent, or a net 10.55 million, to 1.16 billion in
July, data released by the country's telecoms regulator
showed on Tuesday.
    Following is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in
India, the world's second-biggest wireless market by number
of users, as of July 31.
        
 COMPANY                     CHANGE (MLN)   TOTAL USERS (MLN)
 Bharti Airtel                    0.3             344.9
 Vodafone India                   0.6             223.3
 Idea Cellular                   0.01             220.6
 Reliance Jio                    11.8             227.1
 Bharat Sanchar Nigam             0.2             113.3
 Tata Teleservices               -2.4             24.3
 MTNL                            -0.01             3.5
 Reliance Communications         -0.03            0.05
 
 NOTE:
    * Active mobile subscribers in July were 1.01 billion
    * Mobile connections per 100 people, or the tele-density
of wireless subscribers, were 88.73 percent, as of July 31.
Mobile tele-density in urban areas was 154.77 percent
compared with 58.09 percent in rural areas.
    * In July, 4.83 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 460.24 million, as of
end-July. There were 442.29 million broadband users through
mobile phones and dongles, while 17.95 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
22.27 million by end-July from 22.4 million at the end of
June.
    * Including fixed-phone lines, India had 1.18 billion
phone users, as of July 31, or a total tele-density of 90.44.
    * Reliance Communications shut down its consumer mobile
business late last year and has agreed to sell wireless
assets to Reliance Jio.
    * Bharti Airtel has acquired Telenor's India unit and
Tata Teleservices' consumer mobile business.
    
   Source text - bit.ly/2xlylkz

 (Compiled by Sharnya G in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry
Jacob-Phillips)
  
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