Telecom user base touches 212 mn, over 5 mn added in April

Telecom user base touches 212 mn, over 5 mn added in April
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First Published: Thu, May 24 2007. 04 48 PM IST
Updated: Thu, May 24 2007. 04 48 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: Telecom sector continues to grow with an addition of 5.15 million wireless subscribers in April, taking the total telephone users to 212.02 million and tele-density to 18.74%.
In March, the total subscriber base was 206.83 million while tele-density was 18.31. The industry had added 3.53 million wireless subscribers during the month, a TRAI statement said.
The total wireless subscriber base, including GSM, CDMA and WLL (fixed), is 171.20 million now.
In the wireline segment, subscriber base increased by 0.04 million in April to reach 40.82 million. But compared to the increase in the same period a year ago, there is a slowdown of 6.69 million, while 74.28 million wireless users have been added in the last one year.
Total broadband connections in the country has reached 2.43 million by the end of April with an addition of 0.13 million connections during the month, compared to 0.09 million added during March, a growth of 5.65%.
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First Published: Thu, May 24 2007. 04 48 PM IST
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