New Delhi: Indian phone firms added around 9.06 million phone connections in July 2008 including wired and wireline users, taking the number of phone users in the country to some 334.84 million, the country’s telecom regulator said on Monday.
According to a report, issued by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India or Trai, the overall tele-density in the country was at 29.08% at the end of July 2008 as against 28.33% a month before.
“The total wireless subscribers including GSM, CDMA and WLL (F) base stood at 296.08 million at the end of July 2008. A total of 9.22 million wireless subscribers have been added during July 2008 as against 8.94 million subscribers added during the month of June 2008,” it said.
“In the wireline segment, the subscriber base has slightly decreased to 38.76 million in July 2008 as against 38.92 million subscribers in June 2008,” the report said.
“Total broadband subscribers have reached 4.57 million by the end of July 2008 as compared to 4.38million by the end of June 2008,” it noted.