The sectoral regulator TRAI says that the total telephone subscriber base in India has grown by 1.49 per cent to reach the figure of 965.52 million at the end of June, 2012.
The total subscriber base in the country stands at 951.34 million in March 2012 end.
According to the TRAI total wireless (GSM and CDMA) subscriber base in the country grew by 1.62 per cent in April-June quarter to reach 934.09 million. The monthly average revenue per user (ARPU), however, has decreased and stands at Rs 95 for the quarter whereas it was Rs 97 in the January-March quarter. The average Minutes of usage for every subscriber stands at 346 for GSM networks.
The wireline users however have continued to decline and the user base for the same has gone down to 31.43 million in the month of June 2012 from 32.17 million in March 2012. Subscription in urban areas in April-June reached 621.76 million whereas earlier it was 620.53 million at the end of March 2012. However, the urban teledensity declined slightly to 169.03 from 169.55.
In GSM players, Bharti Airtel continues to be the leader with 22.52 per cent market share. It commands a userbase of 187.30 million at the end of June 2012.