Total Mobile subscriber base in India increased from 884.37 Million in November 2011 to 893.84 Million at the end of December 2011, registering a growth of 1.07%.
Wireless subscription in Urban Areas increased from 581.33 million in November 2011 to 586.26 million at the end of December 2011 while the subscription in Rural Areas increased from 303.04 million to 307.59 million during the same period.
Private operators hold 88.54% of the wireless market share where as BSNL and MTNL, two PSU operators hold only 11.46% market share.
Market Share of various operators:
Bharti Airtel has the leading market share, it holds almost 1/5 market share in the Indian market. Reliance and Vodafone have 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
Net Additions in Dec 2011:
Idea has gained the maximum number of subscribers, mainly due to Mobile Number Portability. More over Idea has been advertising aggressively since the past couple of months.
Mobile Number Portability:
By the end of December 2011 about 292.40 lakh subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number.
The maximum number of request for MNP have come from these states:
- Karnataka (28.33 Lakh)
- Gujarat (27.69 lakh)
- Andhra Pradesh (26.87 lakh)
- Maharashtra (23.13 lakh)
Growth in Broadband subscriber base:
Total Broadband subscriber base has increased from 13.13 million at the end of November 2011 to 13.30 million at the end of December 2011, there by showing a monthly growth of 1.30%. Yearly growth in broadband subscribers is 21.88% during the last one year (Dec. 2010 to Dec. 2011).
[Facts & Figures from TRAI Dec Press Release]