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Information Note to the Press (Press Release No.

14/2012)

TELECOM REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF INDIA
New Delhi, 30th January, 2012
For immediate release

Website: www.trai.gov.in

Highlights of Telecom Subscription Data as on 31st December, 2011
Particulars
Total Subscribers (Million)

Wireless

Wireline

Total Wireless
+ Wireline

893.84

32.69

926.53

9.47

-0.28

9.20

1.07%

-0.84%

1.00%

586.26

24.94

611.19

4.93

-0.20

4.73

0.85%

-0.80%

0.78%

307.59

7.75

315.33

4.54

-0.07

4.47

% of Monthly Growth

1.50%

-0.94%

1.44%

Overall Teledensity

74.15

2.71

76.86

161.01

6.85

167.85

36.56

0.92

37.48

Share of Urban Subscriber

65.59%

76.30%

65.97%

Share of Rural Subscriber

34.41%

23.70%

34.03%

Total Net Addition (Million)
% of Monthly Growth
Urban Subscribers (Million)
Urban Subscribers Net Addition (Million)
% of Monthly Growth
Rural Subscribers (Million)
Rural Subscribers Net Addition (Million)

Urban Teledensity
Rural Teledensity

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Mobile Number Portability requests increased from 258.37 lakh
subscribers at the end of November 2011 to 292.40 lakh subscribers at the
end of December 2011. In the month of December, 2011 alone 34.03 lakh
requests have been made for MNP.

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Active wireless subscribers on the date of peak VLR in December - 2011
are 646.77 Million.

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Broadband subscription reached 13.30 Million in December-2011 from
13.13 Million in Novomber-2011.

2011 to 611.44% Urban teledensity has increased from 166. the overall Tele-density in 0.00 167.48.33 606.84 180.00 The and and overall Rural 1. 2011.00%.00 growth of Urban Subscription is 0.86 80. 900.00 Rural Subscribers has increased to 200.00 growth rate of 1.18 of the Total Subscribers Urban Rural previous month. Subscription in Rural 160.97% from 66.00 37.Total Telephone Subscribers ™ • The subscribers number in of India telephone to 1000. 0.00 With this.53 917.00 2011 from 917.00 November‐11 Overall December‐11 Urban Rural -2- . The share of 600. 100.00 subscribers has increased        Total Wireless +Wireline Subscribers in Million declined to 926.48 36.47 million in November.00 from 36.03% in the month of December 2011.19 310.18 76. 2011 from 76.00 Areas increased from 310. thereby registering a 700.86 315. 60.33 Million at the end of 800.84 to 167.00 926.19 million at the end of 166.47 400.53 Million at the end of December. 120.00 Urban 500.00 November 2011.11% whereas share of 611.00 India reaches to 76.00 The 100.86 million to 140.33 million during the same period.00 315.00 76. Subscription in Urban Areas grew from 606.33 300.98 40.85 December.85 and Rural teledensity increased 20.86 at the end of November‐11 December‐11 December.78% respectively.00 65.98 to 37.00 34.

™ Wireless Segment (GSM.07%.00 November‐11 Overall December‐11 Urban Rural has increased from 36. This shows higher growth 74.00 80.00 overall wireless Tele density in India 200.33 million in November 2011 to 586.00 reaches 74.56 20.41%.33 586.00 36.00 from 65.59 303.50%) than Urban Subscription (0.01 and Rural teledensity 0.84 Million at the 900. The 300.37 base Million Total Wireless Subscribers (in Millions) in 893. registering a 800.27% to 34.15.00 Rural Subscription (1.85%). The Urban wireless teledensity has increased from 159.56.00 Subscriber has marginally decreased 600.00 same period.00 increased from 34. The subscription 140.59% where as share 500.00 million to 307.04 120. CDMA & FWP) • Total increased Wireless from subscriber 884.00 of Rural Subscribers has marginally 400.73% to 65.05 to 36.00 581. 0.04 100. -3- .37 November 2011 to 893.26 307.00 end of December 2011.00 end of December 2011.00 in Rural Areas increased from 303.00 growth of 1. The share of Urban 700.00 November‐11 Total Subscribers • Wireless Teledensity 180.44 in 60.01 160.26 million at the 161.15 73.00 36.00 159. Detailed statistics at Annexure I.59 million during the 100.05 40.84 884.92 December‐11 Urban Rural Wireless subscription in Urban Areas increased from 581.92 to 161.

• Private operators hold 88.54% of the wireless market share where as BSNL and MTNL. Service Provider wise Market Share as on 31.2011 -4- .12. two PSU operators hold only 11.46% market share. The graphical presentations of market shares and shares in net additions of all the service providers during the month of December 2011 are given below: A.

84 Circle-wise.4% 0.4% 7.45%) and the month of December 2011.2% Aircel ‐0.0% Reliance Vodafone 10.4% Stel Videocon 0.11% followed by MP (78.1% Loop 0.02%). Mumbai has total active VLR number excludes the the lowest proportion with 60.= 9472238) Uninor Idea 25.1% ‐0. at Annexure IV.98% followed by Bharti VLR (90.77 figures of Million their total CDMA subscriber base of 4. proportion proportionate VLR is at Annexure II & of VLR subscribers is The detailed for of approximately 72.36% of the total methodology wireless subscribers base reported by subscriber base/active subscribers is the service providers.79%. The 25.9% BSNL 9. Million J&K has the highest were proportion of VLR subscribers with active on the date of Peak VLR for 83. CDMA VLR figure of BSNL. 646.33 million. as the Service Provider wise.06%).6% 10. Idea leads the service provider has not provided the tally with 92.7. The Maharashtra (78.2% Service Providers’ share in net additions during the month of December 2011 ™ VLR Data Out of the total 893.1% Tata Sistema 5. -5- used statistics reporting .6% Etisalat MTNL 1. Etisalat is at the bottom with subscribers.4% HFCL 0.4% Share in Net Addition  (Total Net Add.1% Bharti 22.45%.

total number of subscribers who have submitted their request for MNP is 34.™ Mobile Number Portability • As per the data reported by the service providers.13 lakh) whereas in MNP Zone-II (Southern & Eastern) maximum number of requests have been received in Karnataka (28.East 1394727 Tamil Nadu Uttar Pradesh .03 lakh.33 Lakh) followed by Andhra Pradesh Service area (26.87 lakh).2 Number of Porting Requests Delhi 1456191 Andhra Pradesh Gujarat 2768659 Assam Himachal Pradesh Haryana Jammu & Kashmir 106409 1345696 4793 Bihar Kerala 1545755 Kolkata Mumbai 1022820 Madhya Pradesh Punjab 1159816 North East Rajasthan 2381606 Orissa Uttar Pradesh . The status of MNP requests in various service areas is given below: Service Area Wise MNP Status at the end of December.69 lakh) followed by Maharashtra (23.West 1640868 West Bengal Total (Zone-1 + Zone-2) 633256 2833390 2312800 15594358 66677 Karnataka Maharashtra Total 2687469 Total 636766 1786385 18271 679597 1831578 927326 13646473 29240858 -6- . In the month of December-2011. by the end of December 2011 about 292.40 lakh subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number. In MNP Zone-I (Northern & Western India) maximum number of requests have been received in Gujarat (27. 2011 Zone -1 Service Area Number of Porting Requests Service Area Zone .

The graphical presentation of market share of all service provider as on 31st December 2011 is given below: Service Provider wise Market Share as on 31.73% to 23. two PSU operators hold 80.30% where as share of Rural Subscribers has marginally declined from 23. Detailed statistics is at Annexure-III.™ Wireline Segment • Wireline subscriber base declined from 32.95% of the Wireline market share.12.27% to 76.71 with urban and rural teledensity being 6. BSNL and MTNL.69 Million at the end of December 2011.2011 -7- .70%.85 and 0.92 respectively.96 Million at the end of November 2011 to 32. The share of Urban Subscriber has marginally increased from 76. The overall wireline Tele-density in India marginally declined to 2.

07% -6.29% -28.85% 18.68% Circle C -1.84% 1.67% 23. Data for Chennai service area has been included in Circle A. Category wise Net Additions and subscriber base Category Net Additions during the month of December.46% All India -0.23% 1.07% -4.41% Metro -2.95% -7.25% 1.21% -2.61% Circle B -0.02% 14.68% 20. 2011 Wireline Wireless Circle A -39802 3341927 12950987 314820251 Circle B -48555 3339056 10586252 353309522 Circle C -26379 1556113 2084357 122508629 -160809 1235142 7063615 103205132 -275545 9472238 32685211 893843534 Metro All India Category-wise Growth Rate in Access Service Category Monthly Rate of Growth (Nov-2011 to Dec-2011) Wireline Wireless Yearly rate of growth (Dec-2010 to Dec-2011) Wireline Wireless Circle A -0.83% • Metros indicate data for Delhi.31% 1.01% 16. 2011 Wireline Wireless Subscriber Base as on 31st December. Circle A shows the highest net addition and Circle C shows the highest rate of monthly growth in the wireless sector from November 2011 to December 2011.Category wise Growth ™ • From the below tables.46% 0. Mumbai & Kolkata. as part of TN -8- .

gov. (Anuradha Mitra) Principal Advisor (FA & IFA/ER) -9- .30%. Note: Information in the Press Release is based on the data provided by the Service Providers.13 million at the end of November 2011 to 13. 2010 to Dec. TRAI Mahanagar Doorsanchar Bhawan Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg.in Authorised to issue. 2011). New Delhi – 110002 Ph: 011-23230752 Fax: 011-23236650 E-mail: adveco@trai. Yearly growth in broadband subscribers is 21.™ Broadband (≥ 256 Kbps download) Total Broadband subscriber base has increased from 13. __________________________________________________________________________ Contact details in case of any clarification: Raj Pal. there by showing a monthly growth of 1.88% during the last one year (Dec.30 million at the end of December 2011. Advisor (ER).

(W) West Bengal Total Net Additions during Dec-2011 Bharti Reliance Nov-11 Dec-11 Nov-11 17721389 3466443 16641562 8461711 6801753 1757405 2271366 1987757 15211683 3498217 3764811 9593086 9214142 3698483 2173120 5765994 6891544 13290963 13211541 13711965 6603129 8954609 17799477 3535202 9160406 2593318 9404306 8524334 8123274 1907235 4293142 558178 7922886 4229240 5146279 12257058 10610346 8470835 854387 4703532 4891197 7664054 8639132 12275528 9668920 7232598 174692673 16717806 8525943 6803860 1774268 2272637 2012929 15247038 3499504 3791510 9594351 9314783 3709284 2183305 5844248 6920713 13477509 13244114 13773095 6620368 8990872 175652816 960143 149130185 Dec-11 9311238 2641158 9454131 8582502 8085619 1847332 4251045 520980 7882826 4234881 5316976 12248548 10741177 8633710 874352 4731540 4890385 7654918 8715465 12457911 9729135 7273099 150078928 948743 Vodafone Nov-11 Dec-11 7197610 1885328 5593493 8210255 15436544 402780 4344460 654313 6632136 5760856 4460935 3635075 12426942 6067644 924086 2443962 4374706 9063319 12110762 14393719 9343761 11478592 7057478 1923161 5708731 8270357 15602586 419262 4318417 672276 6592047 5809868 4471199 3689068 12564117 6103637 936435 2469064 4419821 9166448 12146209 14434048 9413864 11558663 146841278 147746756 905478 Tata Nov-11 Idea Dec-11 Nov-11 Aircel / Dishnet Dec-11 7737106 126378 4981639 4873344 3860552 412826 7757350 127243 4912473 4933285 3835891 397979 9268250 305300 5287990 4283768 7385929 406132 9502047 305312 5315012 4353653 7652235 428431 2825211 118916 6920462 2398142 3137189 4734905 9354351 5288462 76553 2364351 3497639 3937564 4196633 4487178 4926027 3134932 2781326 115815 6796985 2333615 3106499 4755561 9441918 5339427 75908 2393536 3546396 3934955 4265849 4533467 4976714 3130634 3545847 152243 5112442 7226115 1134127 12934969 14534050 2625399 206627 821973 4964512 3456921 1911230 6955288 9641719 1831534 3404573 157225 5353391 7424470 1182440 13149755 14847286 2726879 203796 904833 5102506 3624750 2040275 6969806 9829965 1901471 83390360 83492826 102466 103992365 106380111 2387746 Nov-11 1859698 3701583 4988751 2315972 613228 684585 Dec-11 1902133 3704780 5014778 2328051 588260 682359 548645 557768 1553809 1540464 1695442 1709850 2429362 2451546 1726053 1738401 782868 800335 1139786 1194827 1088034 1163956 2413133 2404365 2634446 2698928 792349 853222 1257879 1323712 21353085 21608522 2264567 2325744 2037819 1978571 3077517 3073839 60958611 61644411 685800 .P.P.Annexure-I Wireless Subscriber Base Page 1 of 3 Group Circle Andhra Pradesh Assam Bihar Delhi Gujarat Himachal Pradesh Haryana J&K Karnataka Kerala Kolkata Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Mumbai North East Orissa Punjab Rajasthan Tamil Nadu U.(E) U.

P.(E) U.Wireless Subscriber Base Page 2 of 3 Group BSNL Circle Nov-11 Andhra Pradesh Assam Bihar Delhi Gujarat Pradesh Haryana J&K Karnataka Kerala Kolkata Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Mumbai North East Orissa Punjab Rajasthan Tamil Nadu U.P.(W) West Bengal Total Net Additions during Dec-2011 9034204 1562662 5573674 0 4085038 1720822 2933917 989053 6477672 6704021 2376861 4730104 5830459 0 1523362 4162750 4716823 5682560 9468788 10207542 4661153 3569873 96011338 MTNL Dec-11 8835316 1598487 6022054 0 4083179 1719922 2928781 991438 6560514 6808388 2388975 4777484 5903746 0 1553414 4234329 4731202 5697195 9490258 10239584 4673023 3524516 96761805 750467 Nov-11 Dec-11 0 0 0 2763202 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2883820 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2783242 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2897923 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5647022 5681165 34143 Uninor Nov-11 2863210 0 3961397 0 2806237 54 159 0 1427365 723103 1367158 600 3395832 1339080 0 1321669 322 109 1374439 6111539 4196745 3292937 34181955 Annexure-I Sistema Dec-11 Loop Nov-11 Dec-11 Nov-11 640056 534 1470912 1023266 99828 55 201658 38 1953127 604963 774023 1487 643929 727331 54 216 572 2326775 1659497 371785 370572 1623913 612536 930 1534689 1080970 118862 33 221355 20 2046800 613862 802124 1772 679159 733740 150 285 617 2349997 1697304 417579 416312 1677432 0 311 263 0 43 0 93 0 421 0 2096 172 259 3218870 41 853 136 366 0 0 0 0 2823204 94 4204457 0 3054752 61 165 23 1572226 719519 1550799 769 3865221 1326201 32 1297817 328 282 1426080 6534887 4386953 3542995 36306865 14494591 15006528 3223924 2124910 -11- 511937 Dec-11 0 325 324 0 69 0 95 0 521 0 2274 220 325 3230733 41 912 145 389 0 0 8 0 3236381 12457 Videocon Nov-11 Dec-11 11059 0 20076 0 1089755 77216 760178 0 11947 245975 1536 1078374 13668 1021486 0 10678 0 10567 1080789 16728 8831 21354 10941 0 20515 0 1149514 78588 773634 0 11946 247419 1967 1062933 13739 903068 0 10670 0 10568 1101925 16724 8830 19902 5480217 5442883 -37334 .

(E) U.02% 475564 9472238 100.P.55% 52286 3.73% 353556 0.00% .74% 732862 9.60% 909796 6.55% 336474 14.Wireless Subscriber Base Page 3 of 3 Annexure-I Group S-tel Circle Nov-11 Andhra Pradesh Assam Bihar Delhi Gujarat Pradesh Haryana J&K Karnataka Kerala Kolkata Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Mumbai North East Orissa Punjab Rajasthan Tamil Nadu U.43% 419490 7.83% 1025435 4.57% 337779 3.65% 156043 10.P.28% 120912 1.25% -213344 -0.09% 577325 5.33% 410286 3.98% 377248 5.82% 551684 7.13% -12293 -2.42% 324309 4.03% -3137 4.(W) West Bengal Total Net Additions during Dec-2011 0 128581 2017240 0 0 449381 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42685 925265 0 0 0 0 0 0 3563152 HFCL Dec-11 0 89789 2059787 0 0 457963 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34536 907306 0 0 0 0 0 0 3549381 -13771 Nov-11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1152801 0 0 0 0 0 1152801 Dec-11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1192592 0 0 0 0 0 1192592 39791 Etisalat Nov-11 31501 0 38240 742821 30479 0 12641 0 26119 11015 0 69391 32059 450805 0 0 15980 32777 27754 45408 43834 0 1610824 Circle-wise Total Dec-11 33681 0 40221 760160 31457 0 14177 0 27844 12246 0 73767 33768 465247 0 0 17902 34815 30511 48198 46092 0 1670086 59262 -12- Nov-11 Dec-11 65524489 13770438 59979543 41198673 50332660 7818491 21737317 6014307 53391702 33831009 23891068 49818089 67195823 36880249 8214048 25155689 31298581 46723854 75033650 70841247 51502510 44217859 65645401 13926481 61004978 41618163 51006284 7806198 21523973 6011170 53801988 34155318 24353164 50154563 68600066 37233805 8266334 25493468 31675829 47275538 75766512 71751043 52079835 44693423 884371296 893843534 9472238 Net Net Addition Addition(%) 1.82% 1404243 3.11% 673624 -0.88% 462096 3.

41 7.03 Rajasthan 89.40 15.43 60.61 29.17 85.56 51.74 88.24 52.54 71.P.30 59.52 92.10 32.30 Kerala 36.34 45.47 40.40 40.83 Kolkata Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra 51.41 59.6 Total 1.79 95.45 45.66 91.21 77.04 30.66 35.57 54.67 54.38 Sistema Tata 61.68 92.75 63.78 73.16 35.80 Bihar 52.23 Mumbai 51.27 1.71 74.50 57.23 67.52 17.29 86.68 82.71 58.62 65.19 51.(E) 65.43 27.63 25.36 56.80 47. 2011 (%) Circle Andhra Pradesh Assam Aircel 57.21 92.91 14.62 100.25 51.45 75.62 13.39 36.76 92.28 15.74 59.38 67.00 76.38 88.74 91.94 HFCL Idea Loop MTNL 92.87 66.64 88.60 94.56 92.74 73.72 41.19 88.32 59.38 54.27 100.97 79.94 55.27 90.62 63.54 9.86 91.85 78.28 71.57 46.72 59.30 Uninor Videocon Vodafone 65.08 78.11 72.13 92.09 60.06 69.84 56.33 35.66 58.16 78.82 9.48 70.50 57.20 62.67 58.41 43.60 55.40 West Bengal 47.29 64.97 51.59 13.04 73.50 48.71 92.Proportion of VLR on the date of Peak VLR in the month of December.79 59.67 64.98 32.42 51.40 19.09 51.28 57.19 66.41 77.56 45.21 66.05 57.58 92.40 7.(W) 58.17 60.40 44.22 60.22 80.40 3.12 86.39 67.54 17.59 47.30 71.24 -13- 64.16 91.89 84.06 11.79 79.25 Delhi 52.92 72.02 52.92 J&K 86.27 44.97 46.36 Annexure-II 75.43 12.48 U.28 59.00 Orissa 50.12 47.28 47.57 91.40 62.35 78.37 87.75 146.39 60.91 65.02 92.58 91.66 19.46 36.93 24.99 108.00 43.36 Reliance S Tel 58.20 87.58 72.65 72.99 68.52 90.45 3.06 69.47 75.22 71.17 34.83 54.73 48.45 13.00 96.85 50.90 90.71 59.43 73.19 59.26 34.59 4.75 92.18 68.73 18.53 88.50 3.64 73.48 North East 67.69 87.24 83.92 54.30 65.24 21.55 50.64 4.26 27.47 58.01 83.49 Gujarat Himachal Pradesh Haryana 82.91 74.22 Total 54.90 Punjab 51.91 25.95 49.68 89.10 84.68 87.62 85.62 87.73 68.94 96.25 72.99 48.23 4.85 58.96 93.91 80.31 41.98 54.75 Karnataka 39.48 83.05 53.61 84.93 50.47 0.P.25 53.12 BSNL (Except Etisalat CDMA) 94.99 42.86 62.19 36.94 40.41 94.54 61.03 50.45 85.77 10.62 U.53 17.68 95.62 6.43 65.37 25.04 95.00 63.08 70.31 93.26 62.01 66.41 61.40 87.08 100.36 .57 26.38 49.87 34.52 50.91 Tamil Nadu 50.79 40.99 66.29 Bharti 76.25 7.21 70.98 40.02 62.00 68.

011 69.993.995 100.P.699 47699 937 -275545 .320 5.788 299.155 Tata HFCL Nov-11 Dec-11 Nov-11 Dec-11 170.657 2686831 2667523 -19308 330.309 229.829 318910 315533 -3377 4.736 West Bengal 689.592 9.Wireline Subscriber Base Annexure-III Page 1 of 1 GROUP Circle BSNL Nov-11 Andhra Pradesh MTNL Dec-11 231.364 171.686 30.113 7.939 181.555 228.965.764 4.132.653 5.362 1.692 66.552 2.325 1349445 1176788 -172657 860.550 23.148 206.486 1.145.302 605926 600662 -5264 308 327 208456 207293 -1163 23.337 3209528 3205878 -3650 Kolkata 1.711 489.273.462 1.(E) 1.956 223.352 55.695 309.744 46.333 55.818 J&K 208.138 299.444 819131 816925 -2206 5.885 54.811 972.056 1.034 24.966.088 Bihar 594.112 39.417 8.636 484.082.352 118.790 9.456 109.737 686.683 2.860 220.539 2.034 2877891 2885115 54.226 50.087 312.760 9.253 5.713 1877880 1870185 -7695 4.966 Nov-11 Reliance Dec-11 125.720 39.187 50.679.676 1.299.745 Dec-11 88.637 594.839 Operator-wise Total 23308483 23003774 3449038 Net Additions during Dec-2011 -304709 3453766 4728 3314165 3317295 3130 1262297 1493900 1485166 -8734 1203104 1197307 -5797 61.151 2997088 3001712 4624 231 234 253520 253291 -229 4.010 Nov-11 87.755 2.426 115.078 1402099 1387623 -14476 7.653 853.817 69.898.637.086 Punjab 1.P.150 25.205 35.239 39.016 15.281 1.770 92.789 29.926 554.924 75.121 35.521 539.596 3.773 12.784 16.080 24.462 4.899 608993 609135 -2178 142 7224 1.083 145223 146167 61.079.719 697447 694786 -2661 32960756 32685211 -275545 1265831 1382592 3534 -14- 15.753 1.570 2.814 1.078 488.295.714 1.176 U.062 5.073.927 Rajasthan 1.595 Sistema Nov-11 Dec-11 Circle-wise Total Nov-11 2348728 Net Addition 2351337 2609 Dec-11 233861 231683 4.885 1.329 542.385 2707776 2707345 -431 Kerala 3.694 4.554.025 25.228 U.439 330.550.989.821 3369574 3354597 -14977 12.289 253.575 91.899.194 486996 467422 -19574 Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Mumbai 1.681 1.446 Delhi Himachal Pradesh Dec-11 1.932 112.763 456.508 197.129 105.147 7.485 North East 253.756 17.284.086.526 483.758 13.480 5.762 198744 1325 46762 47.099 82.247 111.602 Assam Gujarat Nov-11 Bharti 124.861 72.141.057 Orissa 475.644.115 12.414 7.709 40.086.899 110.416 55.445 1.178 81.485 Tamil Nadu (including Chennai) 2.242 Haryana 560.115 4.495 1203672 1197905 -5767 2.030 779.758 Karnataka 1.502 105.073.119 181.303 100.419 1398102 197419 15510 198.230 2.453 66.644 229.396 33.711 33.938 1.(W) 782.484 55.662.

. Each SIM has a unique identifier called an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI). The HLRs store details of every SIM card issued by the mobile phone operator. which is the primary key to each HLR record. Service suspended pending disconnection 3 Subscribers Base (A-B) c. It sends the subscriber data to a Visitor Location Register (VLR). Employees Stock in Distributional (Active Card) hand/in Cannels Subscriber period expired Retention d. The HLR data is stored for as long as a subscriber remains with the mobile phone operator. e. Subscriber numbers reported by the service providers is the difference between the numbers of IMSI registered in service provider’s Home Location Register(HLR) and sum of other figures as given below:1 Total IMSI's in HLR (A) 2 Less: (B=a + b + c + d + e) a.Annexure IV VLR Subscribers in the Wireless Segment Home Location Register (HLR) is a central database that contains details of each mobile phone subscriber that is authorized to use the GSM core network. HLR also manages the mobility of subscribers by means of updating their position in administrative areas. Test/Service Cards b.

--------- .e. The VLR data calculated here is on the basis of active subscribers in VLR on the date of Peak VLR of the particular month for which the data is being collected. However. which it serves. Each base station in the network is served by exactly one VLR. If subscriber is in active stage i. hence a subscriber cannot be present in more than one VLR at a time. he is able to send/receive calls/SMSs he is available both in HLR and VLR. not reachable etc. This data is to be taken from the switches having the purge time of not more than 72 hours. it may be possible that the subscriber is registered in HLR but not in VLR due to the reason that he is either switchedoff or moved out of coverage area. This causes difference between subscriber number reported by the service providers and numbers available in VLR.Visitor Location Register (VLR) is a temporary database of the subscribers who have roamed into the particular area. In such circumstances he will be available in HLR but not in VLR.