Telephone subscriber base in India declines: TRAI

January 12, 2013

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released the latest numbers as part of its Highlights on Telecom Subscription Data as on November 30, 2012. As per the newest figures, the number of telephone subscribers in India decreased to 921.47 million at the end of November, 2012 from 935.18 million at the end of October 2012, thereby registering a monthly growth rate of -1.47 percent.
TRAI elaborated that the share of urban subscribers declined to 62.70 percent from 63.17 percent, whereas the share of rural subscribers has increased to 37.30 percent in the month of November 2012. With this, the overall Teledensity in India decreased to 75.55 at the end of November, 2012 from 76.75 of the previous month.
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