India’s Total telephone subscriber base touches 100.69 crore


The total telephone subscriber base in the country rose marginally to reach 100.69 crore at the end of June, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said

The subscriber base stood at 100.20 crore at the end of May TRAI said. The wireless base (GSM and CDMA) rose 0.51 per cent to 98.08 crore at the end of June from 97.57 crore in May, while the fixed line base declined to 2.61 crore from 2.62 crore.

“As on June 30, 2015, the private access service providers held 91.75 per cent market share of the wireless subscribers whereas BSNL and MTNL, the two PSUs access service providers, held only 8.25 per cent market share,” TRAI said.

The wireless tele-density increased to 77.90 per cent from 77.58 at the end of May.

Wireless subscription in urban areas increased to 56.29 crore at the end of June from 55.88 crore last month and wireless subscription in rural areas increased from 41.69 crore to 41.78 crore during the same period.



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