New Delhi, Jan 30 IANS | 6 months ago

Request for mobile number portability (MNP) in November 2013 went up by 2.09 million, official data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said Thursday.


MNP requests increased from 104.79 million subscribers at the end of October 2013 to 106.87 million at the end of November 2013, it said.

The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 904.56 million at the end of October 2013 to 910.14 million at the end of November 2013 -- thereby showing a monthly growth of 0.62 percent.

The share of urban subscribers has declined from 60.26 percent to 60.06 percent while share of rural subscribers has increased from 39.74 percent to 39.94 percent in the month of November 2013. With this, the overall teledensity in India increased from 73.32 at the end of October 2013 to 73.69 at the end of November 2013.

Total wireless subscriber base increased from 875.48 million in October 2013 to 881.13 million at the end of November 2013 -- registering a monthly growth of 0.65 percent. The share of urban wireless subscribers has declined from 59.65 percent to 59.45 percent while the share of rural wireless subscribers has increased from 40.35 percent to 40.55 percent.

The overall wireless teledensity in India has reached 71.34 from 70.96 in previous month.

Wireline subscriber base declined from 29.08 million at the end of October 2013 to 29.01 million at the end of November 2013.

(Posted on 30-01-2014)