India Has 449 Million GPRS – CDMA – 3G Mobile Internet Subscribers, Bharti Airtel Leads

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According to the latest report by telecom regulator - TRAI, India has 448.89. million active Mobile Internet Subscribers (GPRS/2G/3G/CDMA-Data) as on 31st March 2012.

India has total 929.37 million wireless/mobile (GSM + CDMA) subscribers at the end of May-2012 and 48.84% of total mobile subscribers base are capable of Accessing GPRS (2G/3G) Data Services/CDMA Internet as per latest report by TRAI.

India's largest mobile service provider Bharti Airtel has maintained pole position among Indian mobile operators with 178.93 million active GPRS / EDGE / 3G data subscribers. While National Telecom Backbone and state run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) comes in second with 81.79 million and Vodafone has 3rd position with73.07 million mobile Internet subscribers.

Here are the mobile service operator-wise details :

Mobile OperatorsMobile Internet Subscribers (GPRS EDGE /3G / CDMA / EVDO) as on 31st March, 2012 (in Millions)
Aircel16.59
Bharti Airtel178.93
Loop  Mobile3.26  (* Total subscriber base with pre-activated data service as reported to TRAI)
BSNL81.79     (GSM)
0.02       (CDMA)
HFCL (Videocon Punjab)1.30
Vodafone India73.07
Idea Cellular18.79
MTNL4.68        (GSM)
0.04       (CDMA)
Reliance Telecom4.39
Reliance Communications (Rcom6.19        (CDMA)
4.71         (GSM)
MTS India(Sistima)1.54
TATA Docomo2.79       (CDMA)
2.06     (GSM)
S Tel0.39
Uninor42.43  (* Total subscriber base with pre-activated data service as reported to TRAI)
Etisalat  DB (Cheer Mobile)0.010
Videocon (Except Punjab)5.95  (* Total subscriber base with pre-activated data service as reported to TRAI)
Total448.89
Note : The details of Etisalat, S-Tel and Loop (except Mumbai) have been taken of December, 2011

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