Indian Telecom Subscriber Base Dropped To 937.7 Million By September 30: Despite, The Month Was Lucrative In Terms Of Active Subscriber

Must Read

Windfall! Online Grocery Market In India Looks Set For Purple Patch Ahead

Silver linings are clearly in short supply in the pandemic fuelled world that we have come to...

Apple Store In India: More Of Disappointment Than Excitement?

Apple has started making moves to strengthen its presence in India. With the launch of Apple online...

Facebook’s Chasm Of Distrust: An Ever-Deepening Divide

Facebook, the world's most popular social media platform has failed measurably as it is voted as the...

India is the world’s second largest country in terms of mobile subscriber base, despite of this, its telecom subscriber figure is declining month-over-month. According to TRAI’s new report, Indian telecom subscriber base (wireline + wireless) reached to 937.7 million at the end of September 2012, down by 1.87 million compare to the previous month. Number of Wireless and wireline subscriber plunged by 1.74 million and 0.13 million respectively by September 30 compared to the previous month. However, rural wireless subscriber base surged in September by 1.70 million compared to the previous month. Ironically, wireline subscriber base has steadily been declining in both urban and rural India. Despite, the teledensity of the country reached to 77.04 by the end of September 2012.

Apparently, awareness towards mobile portability has been increasing since the last year, and the requests for the number portability increased from 64.92 million at the end of August 2012 to 69.78 million at the end of September 2012. At present, telecom vendors are concerned with average revenue per user that depends on active subscriber base. TRAI has reported 698.96 million active wireless subscribers as of September 30 in the country—a 77.1% of total wireless subscriber base.

In terms of overall telecom density, Delhi was at the top with the telecom density of 232.66 at the end of September this year, followed by Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh with 116.37, 106.32 and 105.9 respectively. In comparison, Bihar was at the bottom with a teledensity of just 44.73 by the end of September this year.

Advertisements

As usual, private operators hold 88.43% of the wireless market share in terms of subscriber base at the end of September 30, whereas PSU operators (BSNL and MTNL) could hold 11.57% market share. Bharti Airtel led the market with 20.51% market share in terms of subscriber base by the end of September 2012, followed by Vodafone, Reliance and Idea with 16.84%, 14.87% and 12.74% share respectively.  On the other hand, BSNL and MTNL succeeded to grab 10.99% and 0.58% market share respectively by the end of September this year in terms of subscriber base.

Furthermore, just five telecom vendors could entice subscribers in September this year and Aircel, BSNL and Reliance were among top gainers. Interestingly, subscriber base of Bharti, Vodafone and Idea dropped in September this year. See the stat below:

Moreover, out of the total 906.62 million wireless subscribers, 698.96 million were active and also, VLR (visitor location register) in September 2012 reached to peak. Maharashtra had the highest proportion of VLR subscribers with 84.71% , followed by J&K and Madhya Pradesh with 84.55% and 81.99% respectively.

Over last few months, telecom subscriber base has been declining in India due to telecom regulators’ new strategy. However, the new strategy has been implemented in order to improve ARPU (average revenue per users) for telecom operators. More importantly, active subscriber base has been increasing month-over-month. The revenue of telecom vendors is determined by active subscriber base rather than bogus subscribers those own multiple SIMs.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
Advertisements

Latest News

₹90 Crore Per Hour: That’s What Mukesh Ambani Added To His Wealth During COVID Era

Today the "IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2020" was released and guess who kept maintained his...

Can Tata Super App, With the Backing of Walmart, Take On JioMart?

In August, Tata Group, in a move to likely counter the offerings of the Jio umbrella, declared that they are in the...

The Raining Discounts Are Coming As Flipkart And Amazon Gears Up For Festive Season Sale

The festival season is about to begin and eCommerce majors in India Amazon and Flipkart are aiming to make the most of...

Amazon, Google And Microsoft Are Extreme Angry With TRAI

The big three of the tech industry - Amazon, Microsoft And Google - seems to be quite annoyed. Cloud...

New Android Malware Steals Your Banking Credentials And Let Hackers Access Your Smartphone

If you are an active user of banking apps on your Android smartphone, you must pay close attention to it.

An IT Service Help Desk Is Essential To Drive Business Growth

There's no debate about the fact that an IT service desk, when properly run, leads to both short-term and long-term business growth....

In-Depth: Dprime

Will ‘TikTok By Microsoft’ Be A Winner?

For the last two years, TikTok has been in the public eye for all sorts of reasons. First, it was the exploded...

Facebook Subscription Model: Looking Beyond Ad Dollars?

Seldom do job listings create a stir this gripping. However, when the job listing in question is a stealth post from Twitter,...

Will The Online Food Delivery Market in India End Up Becoming A Two-Horse Race?

It's pretty much evident that the food delivery space in India is all set to get riled up soon enough as one...

More Articles Like This