Mobile users base reaches 970.97 million in Dec’14: TRAI

NEW DELHI: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said that India’s telecom subscribers base has reached around 970.97 million at the end of December 2014.

The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 964.20 million at the end of November 2014 to 970.97 million at the end of December, 2014, showing a monthly growth rate of 0.70 percent, TRAI said.

“The urban subscription increased from 568.72 million at the end of November 2014 to 572.29 million at the end of December 2014 and the rural subscription increased from 395.48 million to 398.68 million during the same period,” it added,

The overall tele-density in India increased from 77.12 at the end of November 2014 to 77.58 at the end of December 2014.

The monthly growth rates of urban and rural subscription were 0.63 percent and 0.81 percent respectively, it stated.

Total wireless subscriber base increased from 937.06 million at the end of November 2014 to 943.97 million at the end of December 2014, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of 0.74 percent.

The wireless tele-density in India increased from 74.95 at the end of November 2014 to 75.43 at the end of December 2014.

“Wireline subscriber base declined from 27.14 million at the end of November 2014 to 27.00 million at the end of December 2014. Net reduction in the wireline subscriber base was 0.14 million at the monthly decline rate of 0.53 percent,” it added.

“The number of broadband subscribers increased from 82.22 million at the end of November 2014 to 85.74 million at the end of December 2014 with monthly growth rate of 4.28 percent,” the regulator added.

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