India surges past 250 Mn telephone users

Thursday, 22 November 2007, 08:00 Hrs
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New Delhi: Even while the country's telecom bosses battle over radio waves, telephone density in the country has risen to over 22 percent in October, adding up to a whopping 256.66 million subscribers, according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Of these, 8.05 million new additions have been recorded in the wireless segment in October compared with 7.80 million new subscribers in September.

However, in the landline segment, new subscribers declined to 39.41 million last month against September's 39.58 million, TRAI said.

The growth in the number of broadband users remained steady with 2.69 million additions in October and 2.67 million in September.

The telephone density in the country also surged to 22.52 percent in October compared with 21.85 percent in September.
Source: IANS
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