Over 15 mn telephone subscribers added in January
A little over 15 million telephone connections were added in January in India.
With this, the total number of connections crossed 400 million at the end of January as compared to nearly 385 million the previous month-end, a growth of 3.96 per cent, an official statement said.
Moreover, the overall tele-density rose to 34.5 per cent at the end of January as against 33.23 per cent the month before, the statement added.
The total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA and wireless local loop - fixed) base stood at a little over 362 million last month. A total of 15.41 million wireless subscribers have been added during the month as against 10.8 million wireless subscribers added in December.
In the wireline segment, the subscriber base decreased to 37.75 million in January as against 37.9 million subscribers in December.
The total broadband subscribers base stood at 5.65 million by the end of last month as compared to 5.45 million the month before, the statement said.