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881 Million Active Mobile Connections In India in June 2015

According to the Indian telecom regulator TRAI, India added 12.41 million “active” mobile connections during the month of June 2015.


The Active connection data represents peak VLR (Visitor Location Register) data for the month. Some stats:

– There were 881.05 million active connection in the month of June.
– Strangely, Idea apparently has 102.31% of connections active on its network – the highest among all telcos. TRAI says the percentage of active connections is more than 100% due to in-roamers i.e. subscribers from other operators roaming in Idea’s network.
RCom has the second highest active connection base of 96.78%, followed by Airtel at 96.24%.


In terms of the number of active connections, Airtel leads with 221.98 million connections followed by Vodafone at 176.26 million connections.



Mobile Operator Leaderboard For June 2015 (Total Connections):

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– Idea added 1.62 million connections, taking its connection base to 162.07 million.
– Airtel added 1.21 million connections, taking its connection base to 230.66 million.
– Rcom added 1.21 million connections, taking its connection base to 109.90 million.

Statewise data


– In terms of active connections, Kerala leads with 94.54% active connections, followed by Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Maharashtra. Tamil Nadu has just 81.67% active connections, the lowest among all circles.

– UP (East) has the most number of connections, with 84.75 million connections (84,754,043 connections). Tamil Nadu is second with 79.96 million connections (79,960,871 connections) and Maharashtra is third with 76.89 million connections (76,897,662 connections).

– Bharti Airtel holds the maximum percentage market share of wireless connections at 23.52%, followed by Vodafone at 18.90%, Idea at 16.53%, Reliance at 11.21% and Aircel at 8.47%.


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