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Mobile Subscribers Yearwise comparision

Rural vs Urban Subscribers-March 2009 and March 2010

August 01, 2010
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While the urban telecom market in India is saturating fast, rural telecom penetration has increased considerably. It grew
from 14.93 per cent in March 2009 to 24.29 per cent in March 2010.
The overall telecom subscriber base increased by 45 per cent from 429.72 million as of March 2009 to 621.28 million at
the end of March 2010. The share of rural in the total subscriber base increased from 28 per cent in March 2009 to 32.3
per cent in March 2010. Meanwhile, the share of urban subscribers came down from 71.5 per cent to 67.67 per cent.
The total rural telecom subscriber base stood at 200.81 million as of March 2010, marking a 64 per cent increase over
March 2009. The growth in rural telecom subscribers is dominated by the wireless segment. As of March 2010, the total
rural mobile subscribers stood at 190.88 million, constituting 95 per cent of the total rural subscriber base.
Circle-wise, Delhi had the highest urban teledensity at 172.49 per cent and Himachal Pradesh had the highest rural teledensity
at 52.53 per cent. Bharti Airtel accounted for the maximum rural penetration with 48.09 million rural subscribers,
followed by Vodafone Essar with 36.79 million.

Rural Vs Urban teledensity (as of March 2010) (%)

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Rural teledensity

Urban teledensity

March 2009

14.93

89.44

June 2009

16.61

95.05

September 2009

18.46

102.79

December 2009

21.16

110.96

March 2010

24.29

119.73


Rural Vs Urban subscribers (as of March 2010) (million)

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Rural subscribers

Urban subscribers

March 2009

122.21

307.51

June 2009

136.27

328.55

September 2009

151.81

357.22

December 2009

174.53

387.63

March 2010

200.81

420.47


Circle-wise rural vs urban mobile teledensity (as of March 2010) (%)

Circle

Rural mobile

teledensity

Total rural

 teledensity

Urban mobile

 teledensity

Total urban

 teledensity

Andhra Pradesh

23.03

24.33

135.98

57.23

Assam

18.13

18.47

91.59

29.99

Bihar

14.21

14.65

122.82

30.07

Delhi

172.49

Gujarat

32.09

33.52

89.13

58.46

Haryana

37.56

39.37

94.38

59.70

Himachal Pradesh

47.79

52.53

288.16

79.35

Jammu & Kashmir

26.41

26.93

107.10

49.91

Karnataka

22.53

24.08

132.48

67.81

Kerala

35.50

44.65

171.51

80.36

Madhya Pradesh

15.00

15.41

85.66

35.28

Maharashtra (including Mumbai)

30.72

32.41

98.53

67.24

Northeast

24.48

25.36

92.45

43.22

Orissa

19.93

20.61

127.54

39.30

Punjab

39.00

42.20

114.97

75.44

Rajasthan

30.38

31.42

114.64

52.76

Tamil Nadu (including Chennai)

36.21

38.44

114.85

83.73

Uttar Pradesh (East and West)

17.84

18.24

99.93

37.37

West Bengal (including Kolkata)

23.74

24.44

103.12

48.91

All India

23.08

24.29

112.03

52.74

 

Operator-wise rural subscribers as of March 2010 (million)

Operator

Rural mobile subscribers

Rural wireline subscribers

Total rural subscribers

Bharti Airtel

48.09

48.09

Vodafone Essar

36.79

36.79

Idea Cellular

29.82

29.82

BSNL

25.26

9.76

35.02

RCOM

21.25

21.25

Aircel

14.00

14.00

TTSL

13.45

0.16

13.61

Unitech

1.40

1.40

SSTL

0.54

0.01

0.55

HFCL

0.001

0.001

Loop Mobile

S Tel

0.27

0.27

MTNL

Videocon Telecom

Etisalat DB

Total

190.88

9.93

200.81


While the urban telecom market in India is saturating fast, rural telecom penetration has increased considerably. It grew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from 14.93 per cent in March 2009 to 24.29 per cent in March 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The overall telecom subscriber base increased by 45 per cent from 429.72 million as of March 2009 to 621.28 million at

the end of March 2010. The share of rural in the total subscriber base increased from 28 per cent in March 2009 to 32.3

per cent in March 2010. Meanwhile, the share of urban subscribers came down from 71.5 per cent to 67.67 per cent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The total rural telecom subscriber base stood at 200.81 million as of March 2010, marking a 64 per cent increase over

March 2009. The growth in rural telecom subscribers is dominated by the wireless segment. As of March 2010, the total

rural mobile subscribers stood at 190.88 million, constituting 95 per cent of the total rural subscriber base.

Circle-wise, Delhi had the highest urban teledensity at 172.49 per cent and Himachal Pradesh had the highest rural tele-

density at 52.53 per cent. Bharti Airtel accounted for the maximum rural penetration with 48.09 million rural subscribers,

followed by Vodafone Essar with 36.79 million.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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