TRAI: ‘10% of Indians are telephony subscribers’

9 Sep 2005

The Telecoms Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said yesterday that the combined subscriber base for fixed line and mobile telephony has reached 110 million, representing just over 10% of the country’s billion-plus population. The TRAI reported that 270,000 fixed line connections were sold in August, on top of two million new GSM phones and 700,000 CDMA handsets. According to the regulator, the number of broadband internet connections also witnessed steady growth, with 80,000 new connections being activated in the month; 530,000 of the country’s 5.5 million internet users now have broadband lines.



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