8.62 mln new wireless users added in May

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New Delhi, June 26 (UNI) Country's telecom sector's growth story continued as it saw an addition of 8.62 million wireless subscribers during May, taking the total telecom user base to 316.97 million.

The total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA&WLL(F)) base stood at 277.92 million at the end of May 2008.

A total of 8.62 million wireless subscribers were added during May 2008 as against 8.21 million wireless subscribers added during same month last year, a statement by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said.

However, there has been a dip in the landline connections with the subscriber base at 39.05 million in May as against 39.21 million subscribers in April.

A total of 8.46 million telephone connections (Wireline and Wireless) were added during May 2008 as compared to eight million connections added a month earlier.

The total number of telephone connections reached 316.97 million during May 2008 from 308.51 million in April.

The overall tele-density stood at 27.59 per cent in May 2008 as against 26.89 per cent in April.

The broadband subscribers base touched 4.15 million in May 2008 as compared to 4.01 million during the earlier month.

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