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TABLE-India's mobile subscriber base grows in August; Jio adds 1.9 mln

    BENGALURU, Nov 10 (Reuters) - India's mobile phone customer
base rose by 3.74 million subscribers to 1.15 billion in August,
according to data released by the country's telecoms regulator
on Tuesday.
    The table below shows mobile phone subscriptions in India,
the world's second-biggest wireless market by the number of
          COMPANY            CHANGE (MLN)  TOTAL USERS (MLN)
       Bharti Airtel             2.9             322.8
       Vodafone Idea            -1.23           300.15
        Reliance Jio             1.86           402.67
    Bharat Sanchar Nigam       0.214806         118.82
  Reliance Communications      -0.00029        0.017658
            MTNL              -0.006081          3.34
    * Active mobile subscribers in August were 957.43 million.
    * Mobile connections per 100 people, or the tele-density of
wireless subscribers, stood at 84.77. Mobile tele-density in
urban India was 134.33, compared with 58.83 in rural regions.
    * As many as 7.53 million mobile subscribers opted to change
their service providers through mobile number portability.
    * Total broadband connections were 716.19 million as of
end-August. There were 695.08 million broadband users through
mobile phones and dongles, while 20.47 million were using
broadband through wirelines. Internet connections with a minimum
download speed of 512 Kbps are considered broadband in India.
    * The number of fixed-phone line subscribers rose to 19.89
million in August from 19.82 million in July.
    * Including fixed-phone lines, India had 1.17 billion phone
users as of August 31 representing a total tele-density of
   Source: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

 (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom;)