10.42 mln cellphone users added in Oct: TRAI

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New Delhi, Nov 24 (UNI) The country's telecom operators added 10.42 million mobile phone subscribers in October, taking the tally of cellphone users to over 325.73 million, according to data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

A total of 10.42 million wireless (GSM, CDMA and WLL) subscribers were added during October 2008 against 10.07 million wireless subscribers added in September 2008, the TRAI said in a statement.

The total wireless subscribers stood at 325.73 million at the end of October 2008, it added.

Continuing the upward trend of adding new telephone subscribers, the country witnessed a net addition of about 10.29 million users (wireline and wireless) in October against 9.79 million in September.

The total number of both wireless and wireline users now stands at 363.95 million, it said.

However, in the wireline segment, the subscriber base fell to 38.22 million in October from 38.35 million in September.

The overall tele-density stood at 31.50 per cent at the end of October as against 30.64 per cent in September.

The total broadband subscriber base rose to 5.05 million by the end of October 2008 from 4.90 million in September this year.


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