Trade Analytics

Telecom Industry in India

Latest update: March, 2017

Telecom subscriber base expands substantially

  • India is currently the second-largest telecommunication market and has the third highest number of internet users in the world
  • India’s telephone subscriber base expanded at a CAGR of 19.96 per cent, reaching 1058.86 million during FY07–16
  • In March 2016, total telephone subscription stood at 1,058.86 million, while teledensity was at 83.36 percent
Growth

Wireless segment dominates the market

  • In March 2016, India’s telephone subscriber base reached 1,058.86 million
  • In March 2016, the wireless segment (97.62 per cent of total telephone subscriptions) dominated the market, with the wireline segment accounting for an overall share of 2.4 per cent
  • Urban regions accounted for 57.6 per cent share in the overall telecom subscriptions in the country, while rural areas accounted for the remaining share
Growth