Total number of Bharti Airtel Limited customers in India 2013-2019

As of 2019, India was the second-largest telecommunications market across the globe, with a subscriber base of over a billion users. The number of subscribers of the telecommunications company Bharti Airtel was approximately 403 million in 2019. The company operates across Asia and Africa in over 16 countries. In terms of subscribers, the company ranks amongst the leading three mobile service providers.

The Indian telecommunications industry

Spending in the communication services segment across the south Asian country was estimated to reach over 30 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. Of this amount, more than 30 percent of the market was estimated to go to the telecommunications sector. With a growing subscriber base, investments into the sector have increased. The country saw a foreign direct investment equity inflow of about 2.7 billion dollars in 2019. India became the fastest growing market for mobile based applications in the world in 2018.

Government initiatives and outlook

As per the national e-governance plan, the department of Information Technology intends to set up more than a million internet-accessible common service centers, to aid the rapid increasing number of internet users within the country. The IP traffic was expected to increase four-fold in 2021, playing a vital role in revenue generation and possible mergers and acquisitions in the sector.

Total number of Bharti Airtel customers across India from FY 2013 to FY 2019

Number of customers in millions
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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

FY 2013 to FY 2019

Supplementary notes

India's financial year begins in April and ends in March. For example, FY 2017 started in April 2016 and ended in March 2017.
Values have been rounded for clarity.

Values prior to FY 2015 are from previous reporting.

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