List of telecom companies in India

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This is a list of telecommunication companies in India.

Mobile Netowork Operators[edit]

This is a list of mobile network operators of India as on 25th March 2017.[1]

Rank Operator's Name Technology Subscribers[2]
(in millions)
Market Share[3] Ownership
1 Vodafone-Idea[4] * Vodafone India - GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+, EVDO
1800 MHz LTE
* Idea Cellular - GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
2300 MHz TD-LTE
395.2 35.89% Vodafone Group (45.1%)
Aditya Birla Group (26%)
Axiata Group Berhad
Providence Equity
2 Airtel India GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
850/1800 MHz LTE, LTE-A
2300 MHz TD-LTE
265.9 24.32% Bharti Enterprises (64%)
SingTel (36%)
3 BSNL Mobile GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
CdmaOne, EVDO
WiMAX WiFi
96.8 8.80% State-owned
4 Aircel GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
2300 MHz TD-LTE
90.9 8.38% Maxis Communications (74%)
Sindya Securities and Investments (26%)
5 RCom GSM-900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
WiMAX
86.5 7.99% Reliance ADAG
6 Tata DoCoMo GSM-1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
CDMA, EVDO
WiMAX
53.0 5.17% Tata Teleservices (74%)
NTT DoCoMo (26%)
7 Telenor India GSM-1800 MHz (EDGE)
2300 MHz TD-LTE
54.5 4.94% Telenor Group
8 Jio 850/1800 MHz LTE
2300 MHz TD-LTE
72.2 3.30% Reliance Industries
9 MTS India CDMA2000, EVDO 5.9 0.60% Sistema (56.68%)
Shyam Group (23.98)
Government of Russia (17.14%)
10 MTNL GSM-900 MHz (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
3.6 0.34% State-owned


Active CDMA Operators

  • Tata Indicom: Tata Indicom. Tata now has operations on a national scale. Numbers start with '9246','9247','9293','9248'.

Tata (by the name 'Walky') and Reliance (by the name 'Fixed Wireless Phone') also offer a landline hybrid phone. The phone is like a normal instrument, but instead of the phone cable it has an antenna which connects to the network like any mobile phone. Internet connection is also possible via dialup and using broadband. The call rates are comparable to landline rates.

Defunct CDMA Operators:

  • RCOM: Numbers start with '93' and are 10 digits long. '9394','9393','9346','9396','9391','9380','9347','7702',9292','9367'
  • MTS: New CDMA operator but seems to be focusing only on data services (wireless broadband).

Land Line operators[edit]

Land line numbers are 8 digits long, and GSM / CDMA cellular operators are 10 digits.

  • BSNL: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited: The oldest operator in the telephone business. BSNL phone numbers start with the prefix '2'. (27, 23)
  • Tata DoCoMo: Formerly Tata Teleservices. Numbers start with '6'.
  • AirTel: Newest of the landline operators. Airtel numbers start with '4'.
  • MTNL: Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Ltd.
Rank Operator's Name Subscribers[5]
(in millions)
Market Share[6] Ownership
1 BSNL 13.88 56.60% State-owned
2 MTNL 3.49 14.22% State-owned
3 AirTel 3.81 15.53% Private
4 Reliance 1.18 4.79% Private
5 Tata 1.73 7.05% Private
6 Vodafone 0.13 0.51% Private

DTH operators[edit]

India is the largest DTH market in the world by number of subscribers. As on 30 June 2016, there were 91.53 million DTH subscribers in the country.[7]

S. No. Service Provider Launch date Subscribers

(in millions)

Ownership
1 Dish TV 2 October 2003 14.9 (June 2016)[8] Zee Entertainment Enterprises
2 DD Free Dish December 2004 There is no option to calculate the number of subscriber in free dish service like DD Free Dish or ABS Free Dish Prasar Bharati
3 Tata Sky August 2006 12 (September 2016)[9] Tata Sons (60%)
21st Century Fox (30%)
Temasek Holdings (10%)[10]
4 Sun Direct 2007 10 (January 2015) Sun Network (80%)
Astro Group (20%)
5 Airtel digital TV 2008 12.15 (June 2016)[11] Bharti Airtel Limited
6 Reliance Digital TV August 2008 5 (June 2016)[12] Reliance Communications
7 Videocon d2h June 2009 12.29 (June 2016)[13] Videocon Group
8 ABS Free Dish 2012 Totel number of subscriber in DD Free Dish & ABS Free Dish is equal to Totel number of deactivate subs. in other pay DTH service×2 Asia Broadcast Satellite
9 Zing Digital January 2015 Dish TV

Multi System Operators(MSO or TV Cable operators)[edit]

There are 415 MSO Operators as on 01.01.2016 (some of them having an ISP licence also).[14]

Internet Service Providers[edit]

There are 244 ISP Providers as at 30 June 2016 (including Mobile, CDMA, Broadband service Providers)[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Highlights of Telecom Subscription Data as on 31st Oct, 2016" (PDF). Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. 
  2. ^ "Telecom subscribers in million". Firstsport. 
  3. ^ "Highlights of Telecom Subscription Data as on 31st Oct, 2016" (PDF). Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. 
  4. ^ "Vodafone, Idea Cellular to merge". Firstpost. 
  5. ^ "Highlights of Telecom Subscription Data as on 31st Oct, 2016" (PDF). Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. 
  6. ^ "Highlights of Telecom Subscription Data as on 31st Oct, 2016" (PDF). Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. 
  7. ^ "The Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicators" (PDF) (Press release). TRAI. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Dish TV's Q1 subs adds strong, EBITDA up 12% amid flat ARPU | TelevisionPost.com". www.televisionpost.com. Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  9. ^ "With DTH evolution, life is not so 'jhingalala' for Tata Sky - The Economic Times". Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  10. ^ http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/tata-sky-to-invest-rs-1000-cr-for-tech-upgrade/article5022824.ece
  11. ^ "Airtel Digital TV's Q1 net subs adds highest in 4 years, EBITDA up 9.5% QoQ | TelevisionPost.com". www.televisionpost.com. Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  12. ^ "Reliance Digital TV's subscriber base remains stuck at 5 mn | TelevisionPost.com". www.televisionpost.com. Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  13. ^ "Videocon d2h to turn PAT positive for full fiscal; eyes 2.5 mn gross subs in FY17 | TelevisionPost.com". www.televisionpost.com. Retrieved 2016-10-01. 
  14. ^ "Highlights of Telecom Subscription Data" (PDF). TRAI. TRAI. 
  15. ^ "Highlights of Telecom Subscription Data" (PDF). TRAI. TRAI. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 

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