The Indian telecom regulator TRAI has reportedly stated that there were 13.42 million new connections at the end of January 2012, up by 0.90% from December last year. The total new connection base added in December 2011 was 13.30 million, according to the Indian telecom regulator. The mobile connection base increased to 903.72 million in January, up 1.11% from 893.84 million in December last year. The active mobile connection base was 659.99 million in January 2012, which is 73.03% of total connection base including the multi-SIM users. The data, which has been provided here is before the Supreme Court’s decision—presently Etisalat and STel have stopped operations.
There were 659.99 million active connections in month of January this year. Idea had 93.18% active connection base followed by Bharti Airtel and Vodafone with 91.17% and 86.64% respectively. While Etisalat , STel, MTNL, and Loop are at the bottom in terms of number of active subscriber. In number of active subscribers, Airtel led with 161.32 million, while Vodafone was at second position with 128.74 million.
Uninor played outstanding inning in January this year and added 2.49 million connections, reached to 38.79 million connection base. While second highest 1.74 million connections were added by Idea, taking its connection base to 108.12 million. However, Bharti Airtel was little behind, succeeded to add 1.3 million connection, having total connection base 176.95 million.
J&K was at the top with 82.33% active subscriber, followed by Assam and Madhya Pradesh with 80.05% and 79.10% active subscribers respectively. However, in Maharashtra 78.71% of active subscribers, whereas, Mumbai was at bottom with just 61.79% active users.
In January 2012, Tamil Nadu was leading with 76,646,012 connections. UP (East) and Maharashtra was at the second and third with 72,905,966 and 69,190,246 connections respectively.
Bharti Airtel leads with 19.58% of the total wireless market share in India followed by Reliance with 16.71%. Vodafone comes at the third position with 16.44%, while Idea and BSNL have 11.97% and 10.80% total wireless market share in India. HFCL and Etisalat holds just 0.14% and 0.19% respectively.
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