Idea Cellular

Go Back

Idea Cellular

  • Launched Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2007
  • No. 3 Operator in India
  • Gross revenue of US$ 5.5 billion in FY 17
  • Serving 203 mn subscribers
  • Pan India pure play wireless operator

Idea Cellular is an Aditya Birla Group Company, India's first truly multinational corporation. Idea is a pan-India integrated wireless broadband operator offering 2G, 3G and 4G services, and has its own NLD and ILD operations, and ISP license. Idea is one of the top three mobile operators in India, with an annual revenue in excess of USD 5 billion and a revenue market share of 19%. With nearly 200 million subscribers, Idea ranks sixth in the global rankings of operators in subscriber terms, for single country operations.

Idea’s pan-India network of over 2.7 lakh cell sites covers over 400,000 towns and villages. The company is further expanding network infrastructure to make high speed mobile broadband services reach out to a large population of the country. Idea has been rapidly rolling out 4G network across the country, adding over 1 lakh broadband sites in the last 2 years, taking its broadband coverage to over 1.2 lakh towns and villages across the country. Idea has also set up a fibre network of over 1.50 lakh kms.



Updated: April, 2018

India was the eighth largest exporter of commercial services in 2017.