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

By November 10th, 2014 AT 2:03 AM

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.

 

Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. He is also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and non-edible silicon chips.

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