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Top 10 states with the highest number of mobile subscribers

October 07, 2013 12:04 IST


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India has the second largest number of mobile subscribers in the world.

The number of telephone subscribers in India increased to 903.09 million at the end of June 2013, which includes 873.36 million mobile subscribers.

Take a look at the states with highest number of mobile subscribers…

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Top 10 states with the highest number of mobile subscribers

Image: A woman walks past a Blackberry advertisement billboard.
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Uttar Pradesh

Rank: 1

Mobile subscribers: 121.60 million

India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh has the third largest economy.

Top 10 states with the highest number of mobile subscribers

Image: A man speaks on a mobile phone in front of a billboard.
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Tamil Nadu

Rank: 2

Mobile subscribers: 71.81 million

Tamil Nadu is the eleventh largest state in India by area and the seventh most populous state.

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Top 10 states with the highest number of mobile subscribers

Image: A man makes a phone call on his mobile phone in front of an advertisement in Mumbai.
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Maharashtra 

Rank: 3

Mobile subscribers: 67.73 million

Maharashtra is the second most populous state after Uttar Pradesh and third largest state by area in India. It is also the richest state in India.

Top 10 states with the highest number of mobile subscribers


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Andhra Pradesh 

Rank: 4

Mobile subscribers: 64.12 million

Andhra Pradesh is India's fourth largest state by area and fifth largest by population.

Top 10 states with the highest number of mobile subscribers


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Bihar

Rank: 5

Mobile subscribers: 60.73 million

India’s 12th largest state, Bihar is also India's fastest growing state, with a growth rate of 13.1per cent during 2011-12.

Top 10 states with the highest number of mobile subscribers


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Karnataka

Rank: 6

Mobile subscribers: 52.45 million

Karnataka is the ninth largest state by population and eighth largest state by area.

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Top 10 states with the highest number of mobile subscribers

Image: A construction supervisor speaks on a mobile phone amid rolls of underground telephone cable pipes.
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Madhya Pradesh 

Rank: 7 

Mobile subscribers: 51.43 million

Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state by area and the sixth largest state in India by population.

Top 10 states with the highest number of mobile subscribers

Image: A man speaks on his mobile phone while standing next to posters advertising an Apple iPhone 5 and Blackberry Z10 in Ahmedabad.
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Gujarat

Rank: 8

Mobile subscribers:  51.23 million

Known as the ‘Jewel of the West’, Gujarat one of the most industrialised states of India.

Top 10 states with the highest number of mobile subscribers


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Rajasthan

Rank: 9

Mobile subscribers: 47.83 million

Rajasthan is ranked ninth in terms of mobile subscribers.

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Top 10 states with the highest number of mobile subscribers

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West Bengal

Rank: 10

Mobile subscribers: 40.77 million

India’s fourth most populous state, West Bengal is the sixth-largest contributor to India's net domestic product.