Lot of things happened in India in the telecom sector – 2G scam, MNP (Mobile Number Portability), rise in smart phone usage, profits of telecom companies shrinking. For details see “Spectrum of troubles in 2011 for telecom industry“. The main table from the article has been captured here.
Particulars Dec 2010 Nov 2011
Telephone Subscriber Base (million) 787 921
Mobile Subscriber Base (million) 752 889
Average Revenue Per User (GSM-mobile) Rs 105 Rs 95
Minutes of usage per user per month (mobile) 360 340
Net addition of mobile users per month (million) 23 8
Broadband user base (million) 11 14.5
Fixed line users (million) 35 33
Overall tele-density (%) 66 78
Rural tele-density (%) 31 37
Broadband has to be far bigger, I find the growth slow. But I do hear a lot about mobile internet and we at Oneindia are seeing a lot more traction for our mobile effort. Will 2012 see a huge wave of mobile internet users in India? Wouldn’t mind it.