TRAI releases Telecom Report for the month of March, includes MNP status
A recent report released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) shows that the number of telephone subscribers in India increased to 846.32 Million at the end of March 2011 from 826.25 Million at the end of February 2011, registering a growth rate of 2.43%. The share of Urban Subscriber has declined to 66.65% from 66.72% where as share of Rural Subscribers has increased from 33.28% to 33.35%. Subscription in Urban Areas grew from 551.27 million in February 2011 to 564.08 million at the end of March 2011. Rural subscription increased from 274.98 million to 282.23 million. The growth of Rural Subscription (2.64%) is higher than the Urban Subscription (2.32%). The overall Urban teledensity has increased from 154.01 to 157.32 and Rural teledensity increased from 32.95 to 33.35.
Total Wireless subscriber base increased from 791.38 Million in February 2011 to 811.59 Million at the end of March 2011, registering a growth of 2.55%. The share of Urban Subscriber has declined to 66.30% from 66.36% where as share of Rural Subscribers has increased from 33.64% to 33.70%. The overall wireless Tele-density in India reaches 67.98. Private operators hold 88.01% of the wireless market share where as BSNL and MTNL, two PSU operators hold only 11.99% market share. The graphical presentations of market shares and shares in net additions of all the service providers during the month of March 2011 are given below:
Wireline subscriber base declined from 34.87 Million in February 2011 to 34.73 Million at the end of March 2011. The share of Urban Subscriber has increased from 74.87% to 74.97% where as share of Rural Subscribers has declined to 25.03% from 25.13%. The overall wireline Tele-density in India declines to 2.91 with urban and rural teledensity being 7.26 and 1.04 respectively. BSNL and MTNL, two PSU operators hold 82.61% of the Wireline market share. Detailed statistics is at Annexure-III. The graphical presentation of market share of all service provider as on 31st March 2011 is given below:
As per the data reported bya the service providers, by the end of March 2011 about 64.23 lakh subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number. The status of MNP requests in various service areas is given below: