About This Statistic
The statistic depicts the market share of service providers within the Indian wireless subscription market from 2013 to 2016. In June 2013, the service provider Bharti held a market share of 21.86 percent.
Market shares of wireless providers in India - additional information
As of November 2014, there were 964 million telephone subscribers (wireless and landline) in India. Of these subscriptions, 27.14 million were for landlines and 937.06 million were for mobile telecoms and cell phones. This brought the teledensity (the number of telephone connections for every hundred individuals) in India to around 77 connections per hundred residents.
The mobile telecom industry in India is certainly a growing market. In 2011, 416.2 million people in India owned a mobile phone, a number which is set to rise to over 730 million by 2017. Of these mobile phone users, an increasing number are opting for smartphones. In 2012 only 9 percent of all mobile phone users in India owned a smartphone, but this figure is forecast to increase to 32 percent by 2017 . This means that in 2017, almost 20 percent of India’s entire population will own a smartphone, in contrast to the 3.5 percent in 2012.
Moreover, India’s share of the global smartphone market is forecast to grow to over 10 percent in 2017, making it the third largest market for smartphones behind only China and the USA. In 2013 there were over 44 million unit shipments of smartphones in India, an increase from 16.3 million shipments over the previous year. And smartphone unit shipments are increasing further with shipments reaching more than 59 million units in the first three quarters of 2014.