Indian mobile operators market share for Feb 2016 revealed

Indian mobile operators market share in February 2016
Telecom regulator TRAI today revealed the market share of Indian mobile operators for February 2016.

Bharti Airtel continues to lead the Indian mobile operator market with 24.22 percent. Vodafone, which retains the second position, has 19.16 percent.

Idea Cellular has 17.01 percent share in the Indian mobile service provider’s market. Reliance Communications has 9.93 percent share, while Aircel has 9.93 percent.

BSNL’s share was 8.26 percent, Tata Docomo has 5.87 percent  and Telenor has 5 percent share in the second month of 2016.

The number of telephone subscribers in India increased 0.82 percent to 1,051.88 million in February 2016 from 1,043.29 million in January 2016, according to TRAI.

The urban subscription increased to 608.42 million in February from 603.85 million in January.

India’s rural subscription of telephone users increased to 443.46 million from 439.43 million, said the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Urban India achieved monthly growth of 0.76 percent. Rural India achieved growth of 0.91 percent in February. India’s overall tele-density increased from 82.30 in January to 82.89 in February, said TRAI on Tuesday.

The wireless subscriber base increased 0.85 percent to 1,026.66 million in February from 1,017.97 million in January. TRAI said wireless tele-density in India increased from 80.30 in January to 80.91 in February.

India’s wireline subscriber base declined from 25.32 million in January to 25.22 million in February. Net reduction in the wireline subscriber base was 0.10 million with a monthly decline rate of 0.41 percent.

Telecom operators have received 5.10 million requests for mobile number portability (MNP). The cumulative MNP requests increased from 199.62 million in January to 204.73 million in February, since the implementation of MNP.

The number of broadband subscribers increased 3.4 percent to 144.87 million in February from 140.10 million in January.

Top five wired broadband service providers are BSNL (9.91 million), Bharti Airtel (1.71 million), MTNL (1.11 million), Atria Convergence Technologies (0.91 million) and YOU Broadband (0.52 million).

Leading wireless broadband service providers are Bharti Airtel (35.22 million), Vodafone (26.44 million), Idea Cellular (22.20 million), Reliance Communications Group (15.52 million) and BSNL (10 million).