What ever the situation, there is one thing you can always count on – the growth of Mobile subscribers in India. Another stellar month and another big bunch of subscriber additions, 18.98 Million to be precise.
As per the latest TRAI report for month of October 2010, Mobile subscriber base has now reached 706.69 million taking overall tally of Telecom Subscribers in India to staggering 742 Million taking the overall tele-density in India to 62.51.
Highlights of Telecom Subscribers [October 2010]
- Total Telephone subscriber base reaches 742.12 Million
- Wireless subscription reaches 706.69 Million
- Wireline subscription declines to 35.43 Million
- 18.98 Million new additions in wireless
- Overall Tele+density reaches 62.51
- Broadband subscription is 10.52 million
Mobile Subscriber Additions by Telecom Operators
Unlike last month, there is not surprises in subscriber addition numbers. India’s number 1 telecom operator Bharti add 15.81% of all the subscribers added. Vodafone adds 13.09 percent followed by Uninor (which I must say is doing rather well) at 13.07 percent. It is surprising that Tata has managed to add only 9.20 percent of overall subscribers!
Bharti consolidates its number one position and now has more than 1/5th of total Indian Mobile market (20.70 percent). Reliance (16.89) and Vodafone (16.70) are still running neck to neck. Tata is a distant 4th with 11.44 percent market share followed by Idea (10.76%).
Wireline Segment Growth
The negative growth in wireline segment continues with subscriber base decline from 35.57 Million in September-2010 to 35.43 Million at the end of October-2010. BSNL/MTNL, two PSU operators hold 83.31% of the Wireline market share. Overall Wireline teledensity is 2.98
Broadband Subscriber Growth
Total Broadband subscriber base increased slightly from 10.29 million in
September-2010 to 10.52 million in October-2010, there by showing a growth of