India has become the country with the highest mobile subscriber addition in the world. In the second quarter (July-September) of this year, more than 7 million mobile subscribers have increased in India. In this list, China is at number two and three by adding 50 lakh customers and America with 30 lakh customers.
According to a report by Ericsson, these subscribers have increased due to internet service at cheap rates in India and perfect competition market of telecom. At the same time, during this quarter, the number of 5G mobile users worldwide has also crossed 130 crores. According to the report, a total of 40 million new subscribers were added globally in June this year. With this the total number of customers has increased to 830 crores.
Whereas in India their number has increased by 70 lakhs to 112.5 crores. During this period, the number of mobile subscribers in China increased by 5 million to 1695 million. Apart from this, the number of 5G users has increased by 175 million to 130 million in the June quarter.
It has been told in the report that 260 communication service providers have launched 5G services in the country, out of which about 35 service providers have launched standalone (SA) networks.
According to the report, the mobile subscriber penetration at the global level was 105%, which means there were 5% more mobile subscribers than the total population. At the same time, the number of unique mobile customers reached 610 crore in this quarter. In the second quarter of 2023, the number of mobile broadband customers increased by 5% on an annual basis to about 100 million.
At the same time, the share of broadband in total mobile subscription has increased to 88%. During this period, along with 5G, 4G subscribers also increased by 1.1 crore. Now its number has increased to 520 crores. Let us tell you that 62% of the total mobile users worldwide use 4G service.
The number of mobile users in the country is continuously increasing. According to the report of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the number of users across the country has increased by 3.74 lakh to 114.36 crore in June 2023. Jio and Airtel continue to add new customers. At the same time, BSNL and Vodafone-Idea are continuously losing their users.