8.94 mln wireless users added in June: TRAI

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New Delhi, Jul 25 (UNI) A total of 8.94 million wireless subscribers have been added by mobile operators in June this year as against 8.62 million in May, taking the total user base to 286.86 million in the country.

According to data released here by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), 8.81 million telephone connections (wireline and wireless) have been added during the month as compared to 8.46 million connections added in May 2008.

The total wireless subscribers 'GSM, CDMA and WLL(F)' base stood at 286.86 million in June, it added.

The total number of telephone connections reached 325.78 million in June from 316.97 million in May 2008.

The overall tele-density was 28.33 per cent in June 2008 as against 27.59 per cent in May.

In the wireline segment, the subscriber base has slightly come down to 38.92 million in the month of June 2008 as against 39.05 million subscribers in May 2008.

The broadband subscribers reached 4.38 million mark, TRAI said.

The country, the second largest wireless market globally after China, is expected to touch 737 million mobile user base by 2012.

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