According to the official data released by on Friday, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the number of telephone subscribers present in India has declined from 1,058.85 million at the end of July 2016 to 1,053.40 million by the end of August 2016 showing a rate of 0.52 percent downfall.
The official data state a downfall rate of 0.52 percent in the telephone subscribers present in the country. According to the records, the telephone subscriber rate has declined from 1,058.85 million at the end of July 2016 to 1,053.40 million by the end of August 2016. The downfall rate might seem low but it isn’t, there could or could not be more of downfalls as the downfalls are coming in the majority from the urbanized places.
A Snippet of the data released from TRAI states, “The urban subscription declined from 610.22 million at the end of July 2016 to 606.46 million at the end of August 2016 whereas the rural subscription declined from 448.63 million to 446.94 million during the same period. The monthly decline rates of urban and rural subscription were 0.62 per cent and 0.38 per cent respectively during the month of August 2016,”
The tele density was also affected, the overall tele-density in India declined from 83.04 at the end of July 2016 to 82.54 at the end of August 2016. When it comes to wireless connection user base then even it is affected. The wireless user base saw a downfall from 1,034.23 million at the end of July 2016 to 1,028.88 million at the end of August 2016 at a rate of 0.52 percent.
The Wire line subscriber base declined from 24.62 million at the end of July 2016 to 24.51 million at the end of August 2016.
The data further states, “Net decline in the wire line subscriber base was 0.11 million with a monthly decline rate of 0.44 per cent. The shares of urban and rural subscribers in total wireline subscribers were 83.91 per cent and 16.09 per cent respectively at the end of August 2016.”