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Ovum's Mobile Subscription and Revenue Forecast: India by Circle, 2017–22 provides an in-depth view of the regional mobile telecoms market in India from 2014 to 2022.


  • Ovum forecasts an increase in India mobile subscriptions (excluding M2M subscriptions) from 1.13 billion in 2016 to 1.37 billion in 2022 (3.1% CAGR). Ovum believes the government's strong focus on increasing mobile penetration and bridging the rural and urban digital divide will drive mobile subscriptions growth in the country.
  • While the urban and semi-urban pockets are already reporting over 100% mobile penetration, operators are extending network coverage to tier-2 and tier-3 cities and rural pockets.
  • Ovum identifies that the around 30% of the total net additions over the forecast period will come from circle C, led by Bihar. The state alone has the potential to add 44 million net additions during 2016 to 2022, accounting for 18% of total net additions.

Features and Benefits

  • Compare various metrics for 22 telecoms service areas in the India market for the period 2014 to 2022.
  • Identify circles that are expected to contribute toward future subscriptions and revenue growth.
  • Identify ARPU trends in various telecoms service areas in India.

Key questions answered

  • Which telecoms service areas are expected to drive future revenue and subscriptions growth?
  • Which are the high ARPU telecom circles in India?
  • Which circles will report high mobile broadband penetration?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Mobile Subscription and Revenue Forecast: India by Circle, 2017–22

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