May 23, 2018 / 11:45 AM / 4 months ago

TABLE-India's mobile phone customer base rises 26.5 mln in March

    May 23 (Reuters) - India's mobile phone customer base rose
2.29 percent, or a net 26.5 million, to 1.18 billion in March,
data released by the country's telecoms 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 March 31.
    
 COMPANY                     CHANGE (MLN)   TOTAL USERS (MLN)
 Bharti Airtel                    8.4             304.2
 Vodafone India                   5.6             222.7
 Idea Cellular                    9.1             211.2
 Reliance Jio                     9.4             186.6
 Bharat Sanchar Nigam             2.6             111.7
 Aircel                          -4.8             74.2
 Telenor                         -1.3             38.0
 Tata Teleservices               -2.1             31.2
 MTNL                           -0.008             3.6
 Reliance Communications         -0.5              0.2
 NOTE:
    * Active mobile subscribers in March were 998 million
    * Mobile connections per 100 people, or the tele-density of
wireless subscribers, were 91.09, as of March 31. Mobile
tele-density in urban areas was 161.17 compared with 58.67 in
rural areas.
    * In March, 19.7 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 412.6 million, as of
end-March. There were 394.2 million broadband users through
mobile phones and dongles, while 18 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 22.8
million by end-March from 23 million at the end of February.
    * Including fixed-phone lines, India had 1.21 billion phone
users, as of March 31, or a total tele-density of 92.84.
    * Reliance Communications shut down its consumer mobile
business late last year and plans to sell wireless assets to
Reliance Jio.
    * Bharti Airtel has agreed to acquire Telenor's India unit
and Tata Teleservices' consumer mobile business.

    
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 (Compiled by Aby Jose Koilparambil and Vishal Sridhar in
Bengaluru; Editing by Vyas Mohan)
  
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