In 2017, fixed telephone lines per 100 inhabitants for India was 1.7 number per 100 inhabitants. Fixed telephone lines per 100 inhabitants of India fell gradually from 3.8 number per 100 inhabitants in 2003 to 1.7 number per 100 inhabitants in 2017.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
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.