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Telecom Subscription Data as on 30th September 2012

November 9, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments
Particulars Wireless Wireline Total

Wireless + Wireline

Total Subscribers (Millions) 906.62 31.08 937.70
Total Net Monthly Addition (Millions) -1.74 -0.13 -1.87
Monthly Growth (%) -0.19% -0.40% -0.20%
Urban Subscribers (Millions) 571.70 23.99 595.69
Urban Subscribers Net Monthly Addition (Millions) -3.44 -0.07 -3.51
Monthly Growth (%) -0.60% -0.31% -0.59%
Rural Subscribers (Millions) 334.92 7.10 342.01
Rural Subscribers Net Monthly Addition (Millions) 1.70 -0.05 1.65
Monthly Growth (%) 0.51% -0.72% 0.48%
Overall Teledensity* 74.49 2.55 77.04
Urban Teledensity* 154.64 6.49 161.13
Rural Teledensity* 39.52 0.84 40.36
Share of Urban Subscribers 63.06% 77.17% 63.53%
Share of Rural Subscribers 36.94% 22.83% 36.47%

Mobile Number Portability requests increased from 64.92 million subscribers at the end of August 2012 to 69.78 million at the end of September 2012. In the month of September 2012 alone, 4.86 million requests have been made for MNP.

Active wireless subscribers on the date of Peak VLR in September 2012 are 698.96 Million, 77.10% of the total subscribers.

Broadband subscription reached 15.08 million in September 2012 from 14.82 million in August 2012.

The number of telephone subscribers in India decreased to 937.70 million at the end of September, 2012 from 939.57 million at the end of August 2012, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of -0.20%. The share of urban subscribers has declined to 63.53% from 63.77% whereas share of rural subscribers has increased to 36.47% in the month of September 2012.  With this, the overall Teledensity in India reached 77.04 at the end of September 2012 from 77.28 of the previous month.

Subscription in the urban areas decreased from 599.20 million in August 2012 to 595.69 million at the end of September 2012. Subscription in rural areas increased from 340.37 million to 342.01 million during the same period. The monthly growth rate of urban and rural subscription is -0.59% and 0.48% respectively. The overall urban Teledensity has decreased from 162.35 to 161.13 and Rural Teledensity increased from 40.20 to 40.36.

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