TRAI Report Reveals Rise in overall Teledensity in India in the 4th Quarter of 2013

New Delhi: The latest data released by TRAI shows an increase in the Teledensity in India. According to the report the overall Teledensity in India increased from 73.69 at the end of November, 2013 to 74.02 at the end of December, 2013. The latest data on telecom subscribers released by TRAI here today, subscription in the urban areas increased from 546.64 million in November, 2013 to 549.40 million at the end of December, 2013. Subscription in rural areas increased from 363.50 million to 365.79 million during the same period. The monthly growth rate of urban and rural subscription is 0.51% and 0.63% respectively. The overall urban Teledensity has increased from 144.46 to 144.95 and Rural Teledensity increased from 42.43 to 42.67 in this month. It would be interesting to keep an eye over the next few months as to how the telecom companies behave in the market after the latest spectrum auctions in February 2014 which has a tremendous hike in the spectrum prices.

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