India's mobile phone customer base rose 0.21 per cent, or a net 2.4 million, to 1.17 billion in September from the preceding month, data released by the country's telecoms regulator showed on Wednesday.
Following is a table of mobile phone subscriptions in India, the world's second-biggest wireless market by number of users, as of Sept. 30.
* Active mobile phone subscribers in September were 1.01 billion
* Mobile connections per 100 people, or the tele-density of wireless subscribers, were 89.51, as of Sept. 30. Mobile tele-density in urban areas was 156.23 compared with 58.49 in rural areas.
* In September, 5.03 million mobile phone subscribers opted to change their service providers through mobile number portability. India is divided into 22 telecommunications service zones.
* Total broadband connections were 481.70 million, as of end-September. There were 463.71 million broadband users through mobile phones and dongles, while 17.99 million were using broadband through wirelines. Internet connections with a minimum download speed of 512 Kbps are considered as broadband in India.
* The number of fixed-phone line subscribers dropped to 22.11 million by end-September from 22.19 million at the end of August.
* Including fixed-phone lines, India had 1.19 billion phone users, as of Sept. 31, or a total tele-density of 91.20.
* Bharti Airtel has acquired Telenor's India unit and Tata Teleservices' consumer mobile business.
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