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
Wednesday.
    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
end-November.
    
 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    
 
 NOTE:    
* 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 
end-November.
* 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 text:link.reuters.com/wut46v     

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