The figure of telephone users in the country elevated to 1,204.98 Million at the end of May 2017 from 1,198.89 Million at the end of April 2017. Thus, showing a periodical rate of growth by 0.51%, official information revealed here this week.
“The amount of urban users elevated to 697.06 Million at the end of May 2017 from 695.99 Million at the end of April 2017, and the number of rural subscription elevated to 507.92 Million at the end of May 2017 from 502.90 Million at the end of April 2017,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) claimed to the media in a statement. The general tele-density in the country elevated to 93.61 at the end of May 2017 from 93.23 at the end of April 2017.
TRAI claimed that whole wireless users (CDMA, LTE, and GSM) elevated to 1,180.82 Million at the end of May 2017 from 1,174.60 million at the end of April 17, thus recording a periodical rate of growth by 0.53%. Wireline users dropped to 24.16 Million at the end of May 2017 from 24.30 Million at the end of April 2017. The overall drop in the wireline user base was 0.14 Million with a periodical rate of decline by 0.57%. At the time of May 2017, a sum of 5.37 Million requests was received for portability of mobile number.
The use of smartphones has been increasing drastically over the past few years. People are getting more and more addicted to the smartphones. This addiction of people regarding the smartphone is main reason that is fueling the increase in user base. Recently, there has been a consistent drop in the prices of the Internet data pack and tariff calls. For instance, the new offers by Reliance Jio as well as other telecom operators allow the users to use Internet at an affordable price. This reduction in the cost of Internet data plans is also one of the major reasons that can be held accountable for the growth of the telephone user base.
Well, let us see as to how much more will the country witness the development in the same sector.