India’s Mobile subscriber growth does not stop for anything or anyone – It is kind of become mundane to report such impressive numbers month after month. I have been reporting TRAI number for nearly 2 years now, and except for probably couple of months, the growth numbers have never been less than 10 million a month.
Now coming back to July numbers released today by TRAI – Wireless growth numbers are impressive as ever, while wireline and broadband numbers are equally dismal.
Telecom Subscription Data as on 31st July 2010
- Total Telephone subscriber base reaches 688.38 Million
- Wireless subscription reaches 652.42 Million
- Wireline subscription declines to 35.96
- 16.92 Million new additions in wireless
- Overall Tele-density reaches 58.17
- Broadband subscription is 9.77 million
Total Mobile Subscribers in India have now reached 652.42 million as compared to 635.51 in June 2010 registering a growth rate of 2.66 percent.
The numbers for Wireline subscribers continued to decrease with 35.96 Million at the end of July 2010 as compared to 36.18 Million in June 2010.
Total Broadband subscribers in India have now reached 9.77 million as compared to 9.45 million in June 2010, a growth of 3.39 percent over previous Month.
Telecom Operator wise Mobile Subscriber Additions
Bharti grew the most with mobile subscriber additions of 15.37 percent, followed by Reliance (14.84 percent) and Vodafone (14.21 percent). First half of this year had seen Tata growing strongly, thanks to innovative pricing plans of Tata Docomo and aggressive advertising campaigns. However, their growth seems to have slowed down a bit who grew 4th fastest with 13.69 percent followed by Idea at 11.01%.
Telecom Operator Market Share
Last 3 months has seen Bharti increasing its gap at the top, who are now clear 4 percent ahead of Reliance and Vodafone, both of whom have been running neck to neck.