Telephone user base witnesses Q-o-Q growth of 1% bringing the total to 93.30 crores

telecom-tower-indiaTelephone user base has been on a steady rise and in the last quarter of April and May it has reached 94.29 crore with an increase of 1% according to sectoral regulator TRAI.

The Quarter-on-Quarter growth is quite impressive as the first quarter of this year the subscribers base stood at 93.30 crore. Although one might feel that the percentile increase in subscribers is minimal but it does hold a good chunk of significance as we already have a large sector of population using phones. This increase in the subscribers base is inclusive of the CDMA and GSM connections.

TRAI reported that with a net addition of 1.04 crore subscribers during this quarter the total subscribers base increased from 90.45 crore in March to 91.49 crore by the end of June this year. The wire line subscribers has taken a hit and has declined from 2.85 crore in the first quarter to 2.80 crore by the end of June.

Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) of GSM service providers has increased from Rs. 113 to Rs. 119 and that of CDMA operators has increased from Rs. 105 to Rs. 112. This spike can be attributed to various activities taken up by the operators.


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November 10, 2014 2:45 am 2:45 AM
the subscriber base is no doubt increasing to 93 crores but there are still millions in the India who still don’t have access to their basic necessities of life like food shelter and water so just wondering how this figure has risen to 93 crore when still millions of Indians don’t have basic necessities of life . so does this mean all those poor people don’t have food to eat but have money to buy mobile and make a call worth 70 Paise per minute. or a lot of people are using 3 or more than 4 sim cards and… Read more »
November 10, 2014 1:35 pm 1:35 PM

Many people have multiple sim cards and in some cases the operators do not deactivate sim cards which have not been recharged since a long time. To be frank I have 5 active SIM cards with me as of now (BSNL, Vodafone, Tata CDMA, Reliance CDMA, and T24 GSM)