For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1960 to 2021. The average value for India during that period was 274.99 million subscribers with a minimum of 0 million subscribers in 1960 and a maximum of 1176.02 million subscribers in 2018.
The latest value from 2021 is 1154.05 million subscribers. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 167
countries is 46.35 million subscribers.
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Definition: Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service that provide access to the PSTN using cellular technology. The indicator includes (and is split into) the number of postpaid subscriptions, and the number of active prepaid accounts (i.e. that have been used during the last three months). The indicator applies to all mobile cellular subscriptions that offer voice communications. It excludes subscriptions via data cards or USB modems, subscriptions to public mobile data services, private trunked mobile radio, telepoint, radio paging and telemetry services.