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India - Fixed telephone lines

23,234,687 (number) in 2017

In 2017, fixed telephone lines for India was 23.2 million. Fixed telephone lines of India fell gradually from 42 million in 2003 to 23.2 million in 2017.

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What is fixed telephone lines?

A fixed telephone line (previously called main telephone line in operation) is an active* line connecting the subscriber's terminal equipment to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and which has a dedicated port in the telephone exchange equipment. This term is synonymous with the terms main station or Direct Exchange Line (DEL) that are commonly used in telecommunication documents. It may not be the same as an access line or a subscriber. This should include the active number of analog fixed telephone lines (112a), ISDN channels (28c), fixed wireless (WLL), public payphones (1112) and VoIP subscriptions (112IP). If not included, specify in a note. *Active lines are those that have registered an activity in the past three months.

What is India fixed telephone lines?

Date Value Change, %
2017 23,234,687 -4.79 %
2016 24,404,000 -4.37 %
2015 25,520,000 -5.48 %
2014 27,000,105 -7.00 %
2013 29,032,974 -6.17 %
2012 30,940,618 -5.77 %
2011 32,835,261 -6.43 %
2010 35,090,000 -5.32 %
2009 37,060,000 -2.22 %
2008 37,900,000 -3.44 %
2007 39,250,000 -3.73 %
2006 40,770,000