India has Around 893.31 Million Wireless Subscribers As of Jan 2014 : TRAI Report

Total wireless subscriber base has increased from 886.30 million in Dec 2013 to 893.31 million at the end of Jan 2014 registering a monthly growth of 0.79%. The urban wireless subscribers has declined from 59.42% to 59/25% whereas rural wireless subscribers has increased from 40.58% to 40.75% as of Jan 2014.


New Subscriber Additions :

Airtel has added 24.33 lakh new subscribers followed by Vodafone which added 17.80 lakh subscribers. Idea Cellular managed to add 15 lakh new subscribers followed by Reliance which added around 4 lakh new subscribers. Aircel and Uninor added 15.32 lakh and 11 lakh new subscribers.


VLR Data:

Out of total 893.31 million wireless subscribers, 772.65 million were active on the date of Peak VLR for the month of jan 2014. Idea leads the tally with 101.79% followed by Airtel with 96.16%. West Bengal has the highest proportion of VLR subscribers with 92.91% followed by Maharashtra. Tamil Nadu including chennai has the lowest VLR proportion.

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March 20, 2014 5:22 pm 5:22 PM

@Saurabh & SS
I am using Idea 3G and Reliance cdma for taking internet in kerala. Reliance is giving 1.5GB EVDO(3G) data at just Rs.94 for 30 days (Earlier it was 1GB/Month for 6 months). And the downloading speed is above 100KB/s. Idea is giving 2GB 3G @ Rs.249. But now downloading speed is reduced. Mainly between 70KB/s to 250KB/s. Earlier it was above 600KB/s. I will suggest cdma for both internet and voice as they are giving it at very cheap rates.

March 20, 2014 1:28 pm 1:28 PM
Aircel still reporting the same old base of 11092 in Haryana circle from a year and VLR data stands at 6.17% as of Jan-14 means 680-685 users still have active SIM cards and one of them is me. :p Not using Aircel now for 2G from this month as their signal became too weak indoor which used to be always full at -65dBm before mid-Feb. Don’t know whether they intentionally reduce the strength or any other reason but I can’t complain to CC also and this problem will continue as company won’t look-after this. Generated UPC code today which has… Read more »
March 21, 2014 1:16 am 1:16 AM
my friend this is not the fault of your operator the signal issue is with other operators as well one and two years back when i used to travel between delhi and lucknow route by train or by road i used to get complete signals and uninterrupted talk but now days it is not possible this is because the govt has directed to reduce the signals of each BTS because they were causing some health issues to people near those BTS however no such health problems have been reported till now however in reality talking on the mobile while signals… Read more »
March 21, 2014 9:03 am 9:03 AM
@Irfan, Bro, I know about the Govt ruling that was implemented in 2012-13 which asked operators to reduce emission strength by 1/10th of the current value at that time. But here issue is not the one you told as Aircel has officially stopped services in Haryana in Dec 2012 but wherever their cell sites (towers) are present in Haryana they are working until now. They have reduced strength in last 1 month which surprised me as if they have obeyed the guidelines by Govt, why they kept silent for almost 18 months. Even I think, DoT must not have asked… Read more »
March 20, 2014 7:28 pm 7:28 PM

Yes, I find that non-AVOID companies are very reluctant in deactivating inactive or low end users that makes their subscriber base high but VLR low. For example BSNL, here in UP E, BSNL has about 47% active users only.

March 20, 2014 12:49 pm 12:49 PM

So, Vodafone IN has started “no 3G pack, no network” policy for inbound roamers as well, my airtel number without any 3G data pack, latches on Vodafone IN UPE 3G network for a while then gets kicked out of the network when Vodafone confirms that there aren’t any data packs active on the number.

March 20, 2014 4:01 pm 4:01 PM
@SS, I can still latch on Idea/Voda 3G network with my Airtel Haryana SIM without any packs or even with a 2G pack (speed capping 80Kbps when Internet connected). I am active on Airtel 2GB pack from March 2. These days I don’t need to select 3G network as Airtel 2G speed is rocking over 220 Kbps all day. After this I will go to Vodafone 3G which is giving 450MB 3G data at Rs.42 for 15 days as one time offer. I have 4 SIMs and all showing offer on *121#. Will activate in 2 for first 15 days… Read more »