IDEA Cellular is a publicly listed company, having listed on BSE & NSE in March 2007. It is the 3rd largest mobile services operator in India with wireless revenue market share at 15 % in Q1 FY 2013, and subscriber base of over 117 million. Idea has consistently stayed ahead of the industry in VLR reporting, and has the 3rd highest base of active subscribers. Idea is a pan-India integrated GSM operator and has its own NLD and ILD operations, and ISP license. With traffic in excess of a billion minutes a day, Idea ranks among the Top 10 country operators in the world. Idea operates across all 22 service areas with 2G services and 3G services spread in over 3,000 towns and 10,000 villages. Idea’s strong growth in the Indian telephony market comes from its deep penetration in non-urban & rural markets. It has the highest share of rural subscribers as a percentage of total subscribers, amongst other GSM players. In fact, 2 out of every 3 new Idea subscribers come from rural/ semi-urban India. IDEA Cellular is an Aditya Birla Group Company, India’s first truly multinational corporation. The group operates in 33 countries, and is anchored by more than 132,000 employees belonging to 42 nationalities.
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