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Mobile user base falls 2.9% in December to 865 mn

Sixth straight monthly fall due to a slowdown in additions as carriers disconnect inactive users
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First Published: Thu, Feb 07 2013. 10 24 PM IST
India’s mobile phone subscriber base declined by a net 25.88 million. Photo: Rajkumar/Mint
India’s mobile phone subscriber base declined by a net 25.88 million. Photo: Rajkumar/Mint
Updated: Thu, Feb 07 2013. 11 58 PM IST
New Delhi: India’s mobile phone subscriber base declined by a net 25.88 million, or 2.9%, in December to 864.72 million, the sixth straight monthly fall, due to a slowdown in gross additions and as carriers continued to disconnect inactive users in the world’s second-biggest wireless services market.
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By comparison, China, the world’s biggest mobile phone market, posted a 0.8% monthly increase in the number of mobile subscribers to 1.11 billion in December.
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First Published: Thu, Feb 07 2013. 10 24 PM IST
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