Indian telecom cos lose 1.7 mn mobile subscribers

Agencies

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012 at 1728 hrs IST

India's mobile phone subscriber base declined by 1.74 million in September to 906.62 million, the third straight monthly fall, as carriers in the world's second-biggest wireless market disconnected inactive users in a clean-up drive.

The growth in subscriptions slowed last year, after rising at a monthly average of 19 million in 2010 as the market showed signs of saturation and also as companies started disconnecting users who did not use their phones for months.

In August, carriers had lost a total 5.13 million mobile subscribers.

By comparision, China, the world's biggest mobile phone market, had 1.08 billion mobile subscribers as of September.

Below is a table of mobile phone subscriptions as of September, based on data released on Wednesday by India's telecommunications regulator.

NOTE:

* Active mobile subscriptions in September were 698.96 million, or about 77.1 percent of the total connections.

* Mobile connections per 100 people, known as tele-density, was at 74.49 as of September. Mobile

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Indian telecom cos lose 1.7 mn mobile subscribers

Agencies

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012 at 1728 hrs IST

India's mobile phone subscriber base declined by 1.74 million in September to 906.62 million, the third straight monthly fall, as carriers in the world's second-biggest wireless market disconnected inactive users in a clean-up drive.

The growth in subscriptions slowed last year, after rising at a monthly average of 19 million in 2010 as the market showed signs of saturation and also as companies started disconnecting users who did not use their phones for months.

In August, carriers had lost a total 5.13 million mobile subscribers.

By comparision, China, the world's biggest mobile phone market, had 1.08 billion mobile subscribers as of September.

Below is a table of mobile phone subscriptions as of September, based on data released on Wednesday by India's telecommunications regulator.

NOTE:

* Active mobile subscriptions in September were 698.96 million, or about 77.1 percent of the total connections.

* Mobile connections per 100 people, known as tele-density, was at 74.49 as of September. Mobile

... contd.

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