Scatmag.com

May 2018

1.15 BILLION INDIAN MOBILE PHONES


Even though India lost 3 million mobile users in January 2018, there were 1.012 billion active Indian mobile phone connections in January 2018, according to TRAI's report.


NETWORK DENSITY

Airtel, Idea, Reliance Jio and Vodafone accounted for 85% of total active mobile connections in India.

 Airtel had 107.21% of connections active on its network - the highest among all telcos.

 Idea was the second highest with 103.76%

 Vodaphone had 94.56%.

TRAI says the percentage of active connections is more than 100% due to roaming customers, i.e. subscribers from other operators roaming in Idea & Airtel networks





NEW CONNECTIONS

During January 2018, telcos added the following new customers on their networks.

JIO............... 8.3 Million.
Airtel ........... 1.5 Million
Vodafone ..... 1.28 Million


BROADBAND

According to the numbers submitted by the service providers to TRAI, the number of broadband subscribers increased from 362.87 million at the end of Dec-17 to 378.10 million at the end of Jan-18 with a monthly growth rate of 4.20%.


WIRED BROADBAND

As on 31st January, 2018, the top 5 Wired Broadband Service providers were

BSNL ................................................ (9.33 million)

Bharti Airtel ...................................... (2.16 million)

Atria Convergence Technologies .... (1.29 million) MTNL .............................................. (0.90 million)

Hathway Cable & Datacom .............. (0.74 million)


WIRELESS BROADBAND

On 31st January, 2018, the top 5 Wireless Broadband Service providers were:

Reliance Jio .................................. (168.39 million)
Bharti Airtel .................................... (72.85 million)
Vodafone ........................................ (54.82 million)
Idea Cellular ................................... (37.32 million)
BSNL ................................................ (21.8 million)

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