New Delhi, Jun 3: India added 8 million telephone subscribers in April, said TRAI, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. According to a data released by TRAI, 8 million telephone connections (both wireline and wireless) have been added during April 2008 as against 10.40 million connections added in March 2008, bringing the total number of connections to 308.51 million with a slight rise in tele-density from 26.22 percent in March 2008 to 26.89 percent at the end of April 2008.
The total wireless subscribers, which includes GSM, CDMA&WLL(F) base, witnessed an addition of 8.21 million subscribers with the total bases standing at 269.30 million at the end of April 2008. India surpassed the US to have the world's second largest wireless network after China with the addition of 10.16 million wireless subscribers at March-end.
In the wireline segment, the subscriber base has slightly decreased to 39.21 million in April against 39.42 million subscribers in March. The total 'Broadband subscribers' base reached 4.01 million during April 2008 as against 3.90 million by the end of March 2008.