October 18, 2019 / 7:15 AM / 4 months ago

TABLE-India's mobile subscriber base rises in Aug; Jio adds 8.4 mln

    Oct 18 (Reuters) - India's mobile phone customer base edged
up by 0.23% or 2.7 million subscribers to 1.17 billion in
August, 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             -0.56             328
       Vodafone Idea              -5              375.1
        Reliance Jio              8.4             348.2
    Bharat Sanchar Nigam         -0.2             116.2
  Reliance Communications      -0.00006           0.019
            MTNL                -0.007             3.4
          BSNL VNO               -0.02             0.1
 
 NOTE:
    * Active mobile subscribers in August were 970.23 million
    * Mobile connections per 100 people, or the tele-density of
wireless subscribers, were 88.77 as of Aug 31. Mobile
tele-density in urban India was 157.25, compared with 56.61 in
rural regions.
    * In August, 4.86 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 615.43 million, as of
end-August. There were 597.11 million broadband users through
mobile phones and dongles, while 18.32 million customers 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
20.82 million by end-August from 20.96 million at the end of
July.
    * Including fixed-phone lines, India had 1.19 billion phone
users as of August 31, or a total tele-density of 90.34%.
    
   Source text: bit.ly/2MQ5SdF

 (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)
  
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