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Top 5 Circles/States/UTs in terms of number of Wireless Phones (GSM & CDMA) used during 2016

November 24, 2017

The telecom services have been recognized the world-over as an important tool for socio economic development for a nation and hence telecom infrastructure is treated as a crucial factor to realize the socio-economic objectives in India. Accordingly, the Department of Telecom has been formulating developmental policies for the accelerated growth of the telecommunication services. The top 5 Circles/States/UTs in terms of number of Wireless Phones (GSM & CDMA) used during 2016 were: Uttar Pradesh – [E], Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar.

We have seen a compound annual growth rate of 13.11% in number of Wireless Phones (GSM & CDMA) used in Uttar Pradesh – [E] from 44.03 million during 2010 to 92.21 million during 2016. In Uttar Pradesh – [E], there was growth of 8.34% and 10.56% in number of Wireless Phones (GSM & CDMA) used during 2015 and 2016 respectively compare to the previous year. We have seen a compound annual growth rate of 11.61% in number of Wireless Phones (GSM & CDMA) used in Maharashtra from 43.52 million during 2010 to 84.1 million during 2016. In Maharashtra, there was growth of 5.99% and 9.31% in number of Wireless Phones (GSM & CDMA) used during 2015 and 2016 respectively compare to the previous year.

We have seen a compound annual growth rate of 11.5% in number of Wireless Phones (GSM & CDMA) used in Tamil Nadu from 42.34 million during 2010 to 81.35 million during 2016. In Tamil Nadu, there was growth of 6.85% and 1.28% in number of Wireless Phones (GSM & CDMA) used during 2015 and 2016 respectively compare to the previous year. We have seen a compound annual growth rate of 8.55% in number of Wireless Phones (GSM & CDMA) used in Andhra Pradesh from 45.62 million during 2010 to 74.65 million during 2016. In Andhra Pradesh, there was growth of 7.15% and 3.75% in number of Wireless Phones (GSM & CDMA) used during 2015 and 2016 respectively compare to the previous year.

We have seen a compound annual growth rate of 13.07% in number of Wireless Phones (GSM & CDMA) used in Bihar from 35.66 million during 2010 to 74.51 million during 2016. In Bihar, there was growth of 12.53% and 7.5% in number of Wireless Phones (GSM & CDMA) used during 2015 and 2016 respectively compare to the previous year.

Note: NA: Not Available; Data values are in Million; Data is as on 31st March for every year; From 2011 onwards Andaman & Nicobar is included in West Bengal, Jharkhand in Bihar, Chhattisgarh in Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand in Uttar Pradesh, NE II in NE I, Chennai in Tamil Nadu; Source: Various Annual Report of Ministry of Telecommunication, Govt of India and also published in Statistical Year Book 2017 by MOSPI.

Dataset URL: https://data.gov.in/catalog/number-telephones-india

Resource Title: Circle/State/UT-wise Number of Telephones in India from 2010 to 2016

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Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
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