Uttar Pradesh has emerged as country’s number one mobile phone users according to TRAI. Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar followed UP and together accounted for almost half of the total wireless connections. With 121.60 million mobile subscribers UP accounts for the largest number of mobile subscribers followed by Tamil Nadu with 71.81 million subscriptions. Maharashtra came in third place with 67.73 million subscriptions followed by Andhra Pradesh (64.12 million) and Bihar (60.73 million).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 and Madhya Pradesh came in sixth and seventh position with 52.45 million and 51.43 million subscribers respectively. With 51.23 million cell phone connections Gujrat stood at 9th place followed by Rajashtan with 47.83 million mobile subscribers.
The report further reveals that mobile subscriber base in the country declined by 0.11 % to 861.66 million at the end of February 2013 from 862.6 million in January 2013. 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.
These figures only echo the ongoing buzz of fast moving Indian mobile phone market, which has seen quite a huge spike in favor of smartphones over the last 2 year. With foreign mobile phone companies entering Indian market and the Indian mobile service market to touch Rs.1.2 trillion this year, we might see these numbers shoot up even further in coming months.
Story Source | Times of India