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TABLE-India's mobile user base rises 2.03 pct m/m in Sept to 1.05 bln
December 9, 2016 / 12:39 PM / a year ago

TABLE-India's mobile user base rises 2.03 pct m/m in Sept to 1.05 bln

Dec 9 (Reuters) - India's mobile phone customer base rose
2.03 percent on month, or a net 20.86 million, in September to
reach 1.05 billion, data released by the country's telecoms
regulator showed on Friday.
    Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, which launched services in
September, led the subscriber additions.
    Following is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in India,
the world's second-biggest wireless market by number of users,
as of Sept. 30.
    
 COMPANY                     CHANGE (MLN)   TOTAL USERS (MLN)
 Bharti Airtel                    2.43           259.94
 Vodafone India                   0.53           200.72
 Idea Cellular                    1.91           178.82
 Bharat Sanchar Nigam             1.40            93.77 
 Aircel                           0.43            90.14 
 Reliance Communications          0.10            87.16 
 Tata Teleservices               -1.22            57.05
 Telenor                         -0.37            52.86
 Reliance Jio                     NA              15.98  
 Sistema Shyam TeleServices      -0.34             6.72
 Mahanagar Telephone Nigam        0.01             3.61  
 Quadrant Televentures             0.01             2.98
 
 NOTE:
    * Active mobile subscribers in September were 949.17
million.
    * Mobile connections per 100 people, or the tele-density of
wireless subscribers, was 82.17 as of Sept 30. Mobile
tele-density in urban areas was 151.10, compared with 50.80 in
rural areas.
    * In September, 5 million mobile subscribers opted to change
their service providers through mobile number portability. India
is divided into 22 telecommunications service zones.
    * Total broadband connections were 192.30 million at
end-September. There were 174.47 million broadband users through
wireless, while 17.84 million were using broadband through
wirelines. Internet connections with a minimum download speed of
512 kbps are considered as broadband in India.
    * The number of fixed-phone line subscribers fell to 24.49
million at end-September from 24.51 million at the end of
August.
    * Including fixed-phone lines, India had about 1.07 billion
phone users as of Sept. 30, or a total tele-density of 84.09.
    * Source text: bit.ly/2hmzQsr

 (Compiled by Promit Mukherjee in Mumbai; Editing by Sunil Nair)

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