Number Of 3G Subscribers In India [Forecast]

The auctions for 3G licensing just got completed in India and several carriers are expected to begin roll-out of the services from later this year. According to the latest report from Wireless Intelligence, what this will mean is close to 150 million 3G subscribers in India by the end of 2014. While that can be […]

The auctions for 3G licensing just got completed in India and several carriers are expected to begin roll-out of the services from later this year.

According to the latest report from Wireless Intelligence, what this will mean is close to 150 million 3G subscribers in India by the end of 2014. While that can be a big number, if you compare this with the number of mobile subscribers (1.159 billion by 2013), it will seem to be a miniscule proportion.

Which of the carriers will be the biggest winners? The study takes a look at the projected 3G market share among the Indian carriers

BSNL : 22%
Airtel : 20%
Vodafone : 14%
Tata Tele : 11%
Idea Cellular : 11%
Aircel : 10%
Reliance : 9%
MTNL : 2%
S Tel : 1%