India's Mobile Users Rise 0.6 pct in Oct to 875.5 mn - The New Indian Express

India's Mobile Users Rise 0.6 pct in Oct to 875.5 mn

Published: 13th December 2013 03:10 PM

Last Updated: 13th December 2013 03:10 PM

 India's mobile phone customer base rose 0.56 percent or a net 4.9 million in October to 875.48 million, data released by the sector regulator showed on Friday.

By comparison, China, the world's biggest mobile phone market, reported a 0.8 percent monthly rise in mobile subscribers to 1.22 billion as of end-October.

Below the graph shows the mobile phone subscriptions in India, the world's second-biggest wireless market by number of users,  as of end-October.



* Active mobile subscriptions in October were 744.28 million, or 85.01 percent of the total connections.

* Mobile connections per 100 people, known as tele-density, were 70.96 in October. Mobile tele-density in urban areas was 138.23, compared with 41.27 in rural areas.

* In October, 2.3 million mobile subscribers opted to change their service providers through mobile number portability.

* The number of wirleine broadband users fell to 14.91 million in October from 15.36 million in the previous month.

* The number of fixed-phone line subscribers fell to 29.08 million in October from 29.28 million in September.

* Including fixed-phone lines, India had 904.56 million phone users as of Oct. 31, or a total tele-density of 73.32.

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