TABLE-India's mobile user base rises 0.7 pct in Nov to 881 mln

Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:27am EST

Jan 29 (Reuters) - India's mobile phone customer base rose
0.7 percent, or a net  5.7 million, in November to 881.13
million, data released by the sector regulator showed on
    By comparison, China, the world's biggest mobile phone
market, reported a 0.5 percent monthly rise in mobile
subscribers to 1.23 billion as of end-December. 
    Below is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in India, the
world's second-biggest wireless market by number of users, as of
 COMPANY                  CHANGE(MLN)     TOTAL USERS(MLN)  
 Bharti Airtel                 1.72           196.60
 Vodafone India                1.34           158.03
 Idea Cellular                 0.04           128.41
 Reliance Comm                 0.30           117.01
 Bharat Sanchar Nigam          0.44            98.33 
 Aircel                        1.54            65.28   
 Tata Teleservices            -0.10            63.34
 Telewings                     0.04            32.37
 Sistema Shyam TeleServices    0.02             9.59
 Videocon Telecommunications   0.19             3.67
 MTNL                          0.01             3.58    
 Loop Mobile                   0.06             3.00       
 Quadrant Televentures         0.08             1.89    
* Active mobile subscriptions in November were 753.47 million,
or 85.5 percent of the total connections.
* Mobile connections per 100 people, known as tele-density, was
71.34 in November. Mobile tele-density in urban areas was
138.42, compared with 41.71 in rural areas.
* In November, 2.1 million mobile subscribers opted to change
their service providers through mobile number portability.
* There were 14.47 million wireline broadband subscribers as of 
* The number of fixed-phone line subscribers fell to 29.01
million in November from 29.08 million in October.
* Including fixed-phone lines, India had 910.14 million phone
users as of Nov. 30, or a total tele-density of 73.69.
* Source     

 (Compiled by Devidutta Tripathy in New Delhi; Editing by
Anupama Dwivedi)
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