Facts about the telecommunications industry in India include that India is the second largest telecommunications network in the world and the country has some of the lowest telecommunications tariffs in the world as of 2015. The government had a monopoly on all telecommunications until the late 1990s.
India has a mobile phone user base of over 929 million people, making it the second largest in the world, and the country's Bharti Airtel is the third largest cellphone company in the world. The country has the third largest Internet user base with over 190 million people. The telecommunications industry in India grew from 37 million users in 2001 to over 846 million users in 2011.