Delhi: The average per minute charge for mobile service declined by 58
per cent to Rs1.20 per minute during the quarter ended December in comparison
to Rs1.90 during the previous quarter.
to the performance indicators for the quarter October-December 2004 launched
by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the subscriber base of
internet users has increased by six per cent during the quarter, with the
number of subscribers increasing from 5.14 million to 5.45 million in December
the broadband users base reaching 46,638, internet telephony recorded a usage
of 43 million minutes. Average minutes of use per month for dial up internet
subscribers was of the order of 275 minutes and the average revenue per user
for internet service was Rs167.
gross subscriber base of the fixed and mobile services reached 92.88 million
at the end of the quarter from 86.86 million in September 2004, an increase
of around seven per cent. The growth on annual basis is more than 31 per cent.
subscribers of fixed service (fixed line and WLL-F) increased from 43.87 million
to 44.87 million and that for mobile services (GSM + CDMA) from 43 million
to 48 million.