Teledensity decreases to 91.56 per cent in September

October 26, 2018

The overall teledensity in India marginally decreased to 91.56% in September 2017, compared with 93.71% in August 2017 due to a decline in the urban subscriber base, according to a report by India Ratings.
168.2% urban teledensity in September 2017, compared with 174% in August 2017, whereas rural teledensity was flat at 56.3% representing untapped growth opportunity.
Subscriber growth continued to remain negative in September 2017 for the third consecutive month, due to the industry churn, high urban tele-density and reversal of dual SIM-led inflated growth in the past.
Over the last one year, smaller telcos lost 380 lakh subscribers on an aggregate basis, which has challenged their business continuity. Source

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