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On September 10, 2014 TRAI shared that the:

  •  Total telephone subscriber base in India has increased marginally in July to reach 94.64 crore, with 34.5 lakh users added during the month

  • The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 942.95 million at the end of June, 2014 to 946.40 million at the end of July, 2014, thereby showing a monthly growth of 0.37%.

  • Urban subscription increased to 56.24 crore at the end of July from 55.97 crore at the end of June.

  • The rural base was up from 38.31 crore to 38.39 crore.

  • The overall teledensity in the country increased to 76% from 75.80% at the end of June.

  • The total wireless subscriber base rose 0.42% in July to reach 91.87 crore at the end of July from 91.49 crore last month.

  • The overall wireless teledensity has risen to 73.78%.

  • TRAI shared that the Private operators hold 90.05pc of the wireless subscriber share whereas BSNL and MTNL hold only 9.95pc market share



  • The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was, thus, established with effect from 20 February 1997 by an Act of Parliament, called the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997

  • TRAI is  to regulate telecom services, including fixation/revision of tariffs for telecom services which were earlier vested in the Central Government.

List of  Chairman of TRAI

  • S. S. Sodhi  (1997-2000)

  • M. S. Verma  (2000-2003)

  • Pradip Baijal  (2003-2006)

  • Nripendra Misra  (2006-2009)

  • A. K. Sahney  (March–May 2009 -Interim)

  • J.S.Sarma  (2009-2012)

  • Dr. Rahul Khullar



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