The number of telephone subscribers in India rose from 1,185.88 million at the end of November 2017 to 1,190.67 million at the end of December, a monthly growth rate of 0.40 percent, data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) showed on Friday. Also Read - Airtel 5G Mumbai trials show download speeds of 1.2Gbps, upload at 850Mbps
The urban subscription increased from 684.89 million at the end of November to 688.25 million at the end of December and the rural subscription also increased from 500.99 million to 502.42 million during the same period. Also Read - Jio maintains lead in 4G download speed, Vi in upload in May: TRAI
The monthly growth rates of urban and rural subscription were 0.49 percent and 0.28 percent respectively during December. The overall tele-density in India went up from 91.61 to 91.90 in this period. Also Read - TRAI's new SMS regulations will prevent spam, fraudulent messages: Here's how
Total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA and LTE) rose from 1,162.47 million at the end of November to 1,167.44 million at the end of December, registering a monthly growth rate of 0.43 percent. The wireless tele-density in India increased from 89.81 to 90.11 in this period. During December, a total of 7.43 million requests were received for mobile number portability, the TRAI said.