UP, TN have most cell-phone users in India: TRAI

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018

The country’s most populous State, Uttar Pradesh, accounts for the largest number of mobile subscribers in the country followed by Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar, which together account for almost half the total wireless connections.

India, the world’s second largest mobile phone market in terms of subscribers, had a total of 861.66 million mobile connections as on February 2013, data from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed.

The country’s mobile subscriber base declined 0.11 per cent to 861.66 million at the end of February 2013 from 862.6 million in January 2013.

Uttar Pradesh has a total of 121.60 million mobile phone connections, while Tamil Nadu has 71.81 million, according to TRAI data.

Maharashtra is at third position with a subscriber base of 67.73 million followed by Andhra Pradesh and Bihar at 64.12 million and 60.73 million, respectively.

These five States together account of 366 million mobile subscribers, which is 45 per cent of the total cell phone connections in the country.

Karnataka stands sixth, with 52.45 million subscribers followed by Madhya Pradesh with 51.43 million.

Gujarat, fast rising as the most industry-friendly State, came eighth with 51.23 million connections, while Rajasthan, the largest State in terms of area, has a total of 47.83 million subscribers.

India’s total telecom subscriber base, which includes mobile and landline connections, declined marginally to 892 million in February 2013 from 893.1 million at the end of January this year.

India’s telecom subscriber base had touched an all-time high of 965.5 million in June 2012.

Published on May 05, 2013

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