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Wireless internet subscribers in India grows in 1Q 2017

According to new statistics issued by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, telecom subscriber went up by 8.28 percent in comparison to 4Q 2016. It illustrates the all-time high since 2013 as the variable increased from 370 millions to 400.62 millions, as it follows the tendency of the prior quarter when it climbed by 6.87 percent. In Q1 2016, the indicator grew by 3.38 percent and hit 322.21 millions. When looking at the year-on-year picture, a 24.34 percent increase can be reported between Q1 2016 and the same quarter the year after. India saw a rise of 81.79% in telecom subscriber during the last 3 years. Besides, the telecom subscriber is now above average of 296.26 millions with a modest overall growth since the 2013. It attained its minimum of 220.38 millions in 4Q 2013.

Wireless internet subscribers in India grows in 1Q 2017
Date Millions Variation
Q1 2017 400.62 8.28
Q4 2016 370.00 6.87
Q3 2016 346.22 5
Q2 2016 329.72 2.33
Q1 2016 322.21 3.38
Q4 2015 311.69 2.08
Q3 2015 305.35 1.71
Q2 2015 300.22 5.98
Q1 2015 283.29 13.99
Q4 2014 248.53 5.44

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Main Mobile Services Indicators

  • Mobile Subscribers

    Subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service providing access to Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) using cellular technology, including number of pre-paid SIM cards active during the past three months. This includes both analogue and digital cellular systems (IMT-2000, 3G, 4G), but excludes mobile broadband subscriptions via data cards or USB modems. Based on: International Telecommunication Union.

  • Mobile Revenue

    Revenues from the provision of mobile cellular communications services including all voice and data (narrowband and broadband) services. Based on: International Telecommunication Union.

  • Mobile Messaging Volume

    Number of mobile messages sent, both to national and international destinations, usually expressed in million or billion messages. This should exclude messages sent by computers to mobile or vice versa. Based on: International Telecommunication Union.

  • Mobile Call Volume

    Volume of mobile voice calls, usually expressed in number of calls or number of completed minutes. It includes calls made my mobile subscribers to fixed telephones and mobile phones. Based: International Telecommunication Union.

  • Mobile Data Traffic

    Volume of data transiting through mobile networks.

  • Mobile Coverage

    Mobile cellular coverage of population in percent. This indicator measures the percentage of inhabitants that are within range of a mobile cellular signal, irrespective of wether or not they are subscribers. It is calculated by dividing the number of inhabitants within range of a mobile cellular signal by the total population. Based on: International Telecommunication Union.

  • Mobile ARPU

    Average Revenue per User of Mobile services (voice and data) by company or by country, on a monthly basis.

  • Mobile Internet Subscribers

    Number of subscribers to a Mobile Internet service

  • MOU

    Minutes of use (MOUs) is a measurement (usually monthly) of a wireless user’s total circuit-switched voice connection time.

  • Mobile Churn

    Annual or monthly percentage rate at which customers stop subscribing to a mobile services provider.

  • Mobile Service Expenditure

    Household expenditure on mobile services, usually expressed in millions of national currency or percentage of GDP. It can also be measured per capita. Based on: Eurostat.

  • Mobile Subscriber Addition

    New subscription to Mobile Service Providers (MSP) for mobile call services or mobile internet connection.