July 19, 2019 / 6:14 AM / a month ago

TABLE-India's mobile subscriber base drops in May; Jio adds 8.2 mln

    July 19 (Reuters) - India's mobile phone customer base
dropped by 0.4 million to 1.16 billion in May, data released by
the country's telecoms regulator showed on Friday.
    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             -1.5             320.4
       Vodafone Idea             -5.7             387.6
        Reliance Jio              8.2              323
    Bharat Sanchar Nigam         0.002            115.9
  Reliance Communications       0.0005            0.02
     Tata Teleservices           -1.4             11.5
            MTNL                 -0.01             3.4
          BSNL VNO               0.02              0.1
 
 NOTE:
    * Active mobile subscribers in May were 989.60 million
    * Mobile connections per 100 people, or the tele-density of
wireless subscribers, were 88.31 as of May 31. Mobile
tele-density in urban India was 156.41, compared with 56.42 in
rural regions.
    * In May, 4.18 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 581.51 million, as of
end-May. There were 563.06 million broadband users through
mobile phones and dongles, while 18.45 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
21.29 million by end-May from 21.47 million at the end of April.
    * Including fixed-phone lines, India had 1.18 billion phone
users as of May 31, or a total tele-density of 89.92%.
    
   Source text: bit.ly/2XT1Jhu

 (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)
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