July 7 India's mobile phone customer base rose
0.3 percent, or a net 2.71 million, in May to 910.16 million,
data released by the sector regulator showed on Monday.
By comparison, China, the world's biggest mobile phone
market, reported a 0.4 percent monthly rise in mobile
subscribers to about 1.26 billion as of end-May.
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 1.66 208.24
Vodafone India 0.98 168.27
Idea Cellular 1.16 137.72
Reliance Communications -2.04 108.34
Bharat Sanchar Nigam -1.57 91.61
Aircel 0.94 72.09
Tata Teleservices 0.08 62.97
Telewings 1.31 37.88
Sistema Shyam TeleServices 0.03 9.10
Videocon Telecommunications 0.13 5.41
MTNL 0.01 3.40
Loop Mobile 0.02 2.84
Quadrant Televentures 0.01 2.27
* Active mobile subscriptions in May were 790.5 million, or
about 86.9 percent of the total connections.
* Mobile connections per 100 people, known as tele-density, was
73.2 as of May. Mobile tele-density in urban areas was 139.72,
compared with 43.72 in rural areas.
* In May, 2.23 million mobile subscribers opted to change their
service providers through mobile number portability. Mobile
number portability is currently allowed only within a service
zone. India is divided into 22 telecommunications service zones.
* Total broadband connections were 65.3 million at end-May.
There were about 50 million broadband users through mobile
phones and dongles, while 14.95 million were using broadband
through wirelines. Internet connections with a minimum download
speed of 512 KBPS are considered as broadband in India.
* The number of fixed-phone line subscribers fell to 28.18
million at end-May from 28.36 million at the end of April.
* Including fixed-phone lines, India had 938.34 million phone
users as of May 31, or a total tele-density of 75.5.
* Source text: bit.ly/1r2u7nm
(Compiled by Devidutta Tripathy in Mumbai; Editing by Sunil