India’s Telecom Subscriber Numbers for Quarter Ended September 2017

The teledensity numbers have reached 93.40 so is the disparity between urban teledensity and rural teledensity to the tune of 116.44

Wireless and Wireline Subscribers:

Total Subscribers (wireless + wireline) – 1,206.71 mn

Urban Subscribers – 704.89 mn

Rural Subscribers – 501.82 mn

Market share of Private Operators – 89.51%

Market share of PSU Operators – 10.41%

Teledensity – 93.40

Urban Teledensity – 173.15

Rural Teledensity – 56.71

Total Wireless Subscribers – 1,183.04 mn

Total Wireless Data Usage during July -September 2017 quarter – 5,430,046 TB

Total Wireline Subscribers – 23.67 mn

No. of Village Public Telephones (VPT) – 207,292

No. of Public Call Office (PCO) – 413,275

Internet Subscribers:

Total Internet Subscribers – 429.23 mn

Narrowband subscribers – 104.34 mn

Broadband subscribers – 324.89 mn

Wired Internet Subscribers – 21.35 mn

Wireless Internet Subscribers – 407.88 mn

Urban Internet Subscribers – 299.83

Rural Internet Subscribers – 129.41

Internet Teledensity – 33.22

Urban Internet Teledensity – 73.65

Rural Internet Teledensity – 14.62

Broadcasting & Cable Services:

Number of Private Satellite TV Channels – 877

Number of Pay TV Channels – 300

Number of Private FM Radio Stations (excluding All India Radio) – 322

Number of Pay Subscribers Active with Private DTH Operators – 66.09 mn

Number of Community Radio Stations Licensed – 280

Number of Operational Community Radio Stations – 210

Number of pay DTH Operators – 6

Revenue and Usage:

Monthly GSM ARPU including LTE – Rs. 84

Minutes of Usage (MOU) per subscriber per month – 437 minutes

Total Outgoing Minutes of Usage for Internet Telephony – 283 mn

Average Data Usage of Mobile Subscribers per Month – 1,610 MB

Average outgo per GB data for GSM including LTE (2G+3G+4G) – Rs. 21.22

Service Provider wise Subscriber Base (Wireless + Wireline) (in mn):

Bharti – 285.95

Vodafone – 207.63

Idea – 190.16

Reliance Jio – 138.62

BSNL – 118.61

Aircel – 88.82

Reliance – 73.31

Tata Teleservices – 46.76

Telenor – 46.01

MTNL – 7.01

Sistema – 3.57

Quadrant – 0.26

Total – 1,206.71