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According to a study by GSMA, India is all set to become the fourth largest smartphone market by 2020.

Telecommunications Companies in India

Latest update: December, 2017

  • India is currently the 2nd largest telecommunication market and has the 3rd highest number of internet users in the world
  • India’s telephone subscriber base expanded at a CAGR of 19.16 per cent, reaching 1188.5 million during FY07–1
  • Tele-density (defined as the number of telephone connections for every 100 individuals) in India, increased from 17.9 in FY07 to 92.59 in FY171


Notes: CAGR - Compound Annual Growth Rate, 1- Data till February 2017
Source: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

  • The mobile segment’s teledensity surged from 14.6 per cent in FY07 to 90.70 per cent in FY171
  • GSM services continue to dominate the wireless market with a 98.66 per cent share (as of December 2016); while CDMA services accounted for the remaining 1.34 per cent share.


Note:Teledensity - The number of telephone lines for every 100 people in a country, GSM - Global System for Mobile Communications, CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access, 1 - Data till February 2017
Source: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India



Lava International Ltd

Lava International Ltd, established in 2009, is one of the fastest growing mobile handset companies in India. It has demonstrated quick and robust expansion since inception, showing profitability and growing sales since the first year of operations. Lava and Xolo are two brands that operate under the parent company. Lava has embarked on an ambiti...

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Aksh Optifibre

Aksh Optifibre Ltd is one of the leading providers of transmission solutions for the telecom industries globally. The company was founded in 1986 with major focus on manufacturing of optical fibre cables. The portfolio later got reinforced with the addition of optical fibres and fibre reinforced plastic rods. The company's products form the core of...

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Matrix Cellular

Started in 2005, Matrix Cellular is the leading telecom solution provider for Indian travellers going abroad and needing to use voice telephony and internet connectivity solutions. The company caters to a wide audience including leisure and business travellers and students studying abroad. It provides services all around the world and have our ...

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Nettlinx Ltd

Nettlinx is an internet infrastructure initiative of the Nettlinx Group. The company started its ISP/NLD operations in the year 1999 and has been catering to the networking requirements of the domestic enterprise market since then. It has a Class B license to operate as an internet service provider (ISP), NLD, ITSP and call centre (OSP) services pr...

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Tata Teleservices Ltd

Tata Teleservices Ltd spearheads the Tata Group’s presence in the telecom sector. The Tata Group includes over 100 companies, over 450,000 employees worldwide and more than 3.8 million shareholders. Incorporated in 1996, Tata Teleservices Ltd was the pioneer of the CDMA 1x technology platform in India, embarking on a growth path after th...

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GTL Infrastructure Ltd

GTL Infrastructure Ltd (GTL Infra), a Global Group enterprise, is in the business of shared passive telecom infrastructure in India. The company has a portfolio of over 30,000 towers located across India that will help bringing in connectivity at affordable prices to the poorest of poor, creating a positive impact on Indian economy. GTL Infra is ...

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Bharti Infratel Ltd

Bharti Infratel is a provider of tower and related infrastructure and on a consolidated basis, they are one of the largest tower infrastructure providers in India, based on the number of towers that Bharti Infratel owns and operates and the number of towers owned or operated by Indus, that are represented by Bharti Infratel's 42 per cent equity int...

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Reliance Jio Infocomm

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) is a part of the well-known Reliance Group and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). It was previously known as Infotel Broadband and is a broadband service provider. The company has recently gained fourth generation (4G) licences for operating across India. It is the first telecom operator ...

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OnMobile is a leader in the delivery of high-quality mobile services, which are used by many of the best known mobile operators to provide information, entertainment, and personalisation services to their customers. The company offers content management, content aggregation and distribution, voice short codes, missed call alerts, multimedia push se...

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Aircel is one of India's fastest growing GSM mobile service providers with a subscriber base of 65.1 million. It started off as a regional company in Chennai in 1999. In 2006, Aircel was acquired by Malaysia's biggest integrated communications service provider Maxis (Maxis Communication Berhard) and is a joint venture (JV) with Sindya Securities an...

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Tata Docomo is Tata Teleservices Ltd's telecom service on the GSM platform and it has arisen out of the Tata Group's strategic alliance with Japanese telecom major NTT DOCOMO in November 2008. DOCOMO is a global leader in the Value Added Services (VAS) space, both in terms of services and handset designs. Tata Teleservices was incorporate...


Reliance Communications

Reliance Communications Limited was founded in FY 2002-03 by late Shri. Dhirubhai H Ambani and is the flagship company of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. Reliance Communications, is India's largest private sector information and communications company, with over 150 million subscribers. It has established a pan-India, high-capacity, int...

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Idea Cellular

Idea Cellular, an Aditya Birla Group company, is a pan-India integrated GSM operator offering 2G and 3G services, has its own National Long Distance (NLD) and International Long Distance (ILD) operations, and Internet Service Provider (ISP) license. With revenue in excess of US$ 5 billion, market share of nearly 18.2 per cent, and subscriber base...

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Vodafone India Ltd, headquartered in Mumbai, is the second largest mobile network operator serving over 150 million customers in India with a presence in all telecom circles. The company is a member of the Vodafone Group and commenced operations in 1994 when its predecessor Hutchison Telecom acquired the cellular license for Mumbai. Vodafone Indi...

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Bharti Airtel Ltd

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