Indian Broadband Subscribers Cross 4 Million Mark

Broadband subscribers base in India has reached 4.01 million mark by the end of April 2008 as compared to 3.90 million by the end of March 2008 , a Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) release said on Monday.

“Total 8.00 million telephone connections (Wireline and Wireless) have been added during April 2008 as compared to 10.40 million connections added in March 2008. The total number of telephone connections reaches 308.51 million at the end of April 2008 as compared to 300.51 million in March 2008. The overall tele-density is 26.89% at the end of April 2008 as against 26.22% in March 2008 ,” S.K. Gupta, Advisor , TRAI said.

The total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA & WLL(F)) base , according to TRAI ,stood at 269.30 million at the end of April 2008. A total of 8.21 million wireless subscribers have been added in the month of April 2008 as against 10.16 million wireless subscribers added in the month of March 2008.

In the wireline segment, the subscriber base has slightly decreased to 39.21 million in the month of April 2008 as against 39.42 million subscribers in March 2008.

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