Indicator Report” for the calendar year 2017. This Report provides a broad perspective of the Telecom Services in India and presents the key parameters and growth trends of the Telecom Services as well as Cable TV, DTH & Radio Broadcasting services in India for the period covering 1st January, 2017 to 31st December, 2017. This report is compiled mainly on the basis of the information furnished by the Service Providers.
Total Wireless Subscribers (1,167.44 million), Urban Subscribers 668.44 Million, Rural Subscribers 499.00 Million, GSM Subscribers 1,162.20, CDMA Subscribers 5.24 million, market share of Private Operators 90.45%, Market share of PSU Operators 9.55%, Teledensity 90.11, Urban Teledensity 163.44, Rural Teledensity 56.28.
Total Wireline Subscribers 23.23 Million, urban Subscribers 19.81 Million, Rural Subscribers 3.42 Million
Market share of Private Operators 31.97%, Market share of PSU Operators 68.03%,
Total Internet Subscribers 445.96 Million, Narrowband subscribers 83.09 Million, Broadband subscribers 362.87 Million, Wired Internet Subscribers 21.28 Million, Wireless Internet Subscribers 424.67 Million
Urban Internet Subscribers 313.92 Million, Rural Internet Subscribers 132.03 Million, Total Internet Subscribers per 100 population 34.42, Urban Internet Subscribers per 100 population 76.76, Rural Internet Subscribers per 100 population 14.89.
Broadcasting & Cable Services
Number of private satellite TV channels permitted by the Ministry of I&B for uplinking only/ downlinking / uplinking 877, Number of Pay TV Channels 304, Number of private FM Radio Stations (excluding All India Radio) 326, Number of Pay Subscribers Active with Private DTH Operators 67.56 Million, Number of Operational Community Radio Stations 214, Number of pay DTH Operators 6.