TRAI has today released the data about telecom subscriber base in India at the end of June 2015. Wireline subscriber base declined from 26.27 million at the end of May- 15 to 26.15 million at the end of Jun-15.
Net reduction in the wireline subscriber base was 0.12 million at the monthly decline rate of 0.44%. The share of urban and rural subscribers in total wireline subscribers were 81.27% and 18.73% respectively at the end of Jun-15.
The Overall Wireline Tele-density declined from 2.09 in May-15 to 2.08 in Jun-15, with Urban Wireline Tele-density and Rural Wireline Teledensity being 5.45 and 0.56 respectively. BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU access service providers, held 74.46% of the wireline market share. The graphical representations of access service provider-wise market shares in the wireline segment and net additions in wireline subscriber bases in the month of Jun-15 are given below:
Bharti Airtel added the most number of new wireline subscribers followed by Vodafone, Quadrant and Systema. Operators which suffered a net loss of wireline subscribers include BSNL which lost the most subscribers followed by TTSL, MTNL and Reliance. The graphical representation of net addition and loss of subscribers in the month of June 2015 are illustrated below:
The overall Tele-density in India increased from 79.67 at the end of May-15 to 79.98 at the end of Jun- 15. The Urban Tele-density increased from 148.90 to 149.70, and Rural Tele-density increased from 48.60 at the end of May-15 to 48.66 at the end of Jun-15. The shares of urban subscribers and rural subscribers at the end of Jun-15 were 58.02% and 41.98% respectively.
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