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Telecom user base touches 212 million:TRAI news
24 May 2007

New Delhi: The telecom sector continued to grow with an addition of 5.15 million wireless subscribers in April, taking the total telephone users to 212.02 million and tele-density to 18.74 per cent.

According to a TRAI statement, the total subscriber base was 206.83 million while tele-density was 18.31 in March. The industry had added 3.53 million wireless subscribers during the month.

The total wireless subscriber base, including GSM, CDMA and WLL (fixed), is 171.20 million now.

In the wire line segment, subscriber base increased by 0.04 million in April to reach 40.82 million. But compared to the increase in the same period a year ago, there is a slowdown of 6.69 million, while 74.28 million wireless users have been added in the last one year.

Total broadband connections in the country has reached 2.43 million by the end of April with an addition of 0.13 million connections during the month, compared to 0.09 million added during march, a growth of 5.65 per cent.

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Telecom user base touches 212 million:TRAI