New Delhi: The paucity of spectrum does not seem to have slowed down the monthly mobile subscriber growth with the highest ever wireless user addition of 7.34 million taking place in June.
This has pushed the tele-density to almost 20%.
The total numbers of telephone subscribers have reached 225.21 million at the end of June as compared to 218.05 million in May. The overall tele-density has increased to 19.86% in June end, compared to 19.26% in May end.
In the wireless segment, 7.34 million subscribers have been added in June, while 6.57 million subscribers were added in May registering an increase of 11.72%. The total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA & WLL (F)) base is 185.13 million at the end of June, a TRAI statement said.
The wireline subscriber base stood at 40.09 million at the end of June, compared to 40.26 million at the end of May, a marginal decrease.
The gross addition in telephone subscribers during first quarter of 2007-08 is 19.35 million as compared to 13.10 million during corresponding quarter of 2006-07 registering a growth of 47.75%.
Total Broadband connections in the country have reached 2.52 million by the end of June, compared to 2.46 by May registering a growth of 2.44%, an addition of 0.06 million connections only.
India is the world’s fastest-growing mobile services market, with more than 6 million subscribers signing up each month till now, lured by tariffs as low as one US cent a minute and the extension of networks to rural areas. China has 500 million wireless subscribers.