TRAI releases Tele-density data of India: Key Facts

The TRAI has released the Tele-density data of India. Important observations from the TRAI data are listed below:

  • The total number of mobile phone subscribers in India by the end of November was 117.18 crore with a net addition of 17.39 lakh customers during the month.
  • The private access service providers held 89.99 per cent market share of the wireless subscribers whereas BSNL and MTNL, the two PSU access service providers, had a market share of only 10.01 per cent as on November 2018.
  • Reliance Jio led the subscription race in November 2018 adding around 88.01 lakh subscribers across the country.
  • State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) added around 3.78 lakh subscribers in November, taking its total tally to 11.38 crore.
  • Airtel added around 1.02 lakh new customers in November, taking its total tally to 34.18 crores.
  • On the other hand, Vodafone Idea lost around 65.26 lakh subscribers.

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is a statutory body set up by the Government of India under section 3 of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997. TRAI is the watchdog of the telecommunications sector in India.
The main objective of TRAI is to provide a fair and transparent policy environment which promotes a level playing field and facilitates fair competition and to create and nurture conditions for growth of telecommunications in the country in a manner and at a pace which will enable India to play a leading role in the emerging global information society.
Through an amendment to the TRAI Act, a Telecommunications Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) was established to take over the adjudicatory and disputes functions from TRAI.




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