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New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Telephone users in India are increasingly shifting to wireless telephony from the traditional fixed line system, shows data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

Thursday, October 12, 2006 | 6:36:55 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Telephone users in India are increasingly shifting to wireless telephony from the traditional fixed line system, shows data released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

According to the regulatory body, six million wireless subscribers were added in September while the number of wireline subscribers continued to decline.

By the end of September the total number of wireless connections in the country stood at 129.51 million, whereas the number of wireline subscribers was 40.75 million.

The net addition of wireless and fixed line subscribers in the first six months of the current fiscal has been 29.4 million as against the 14.66 million in the same period last year.

According to the telecom watchdog, broadband connections have also continued to grow steadily since the beginning of this fiscal and the total number of broadband connections at the end of September reached 1.82 million, with a net addition of 0.10 million during the month.

Copyright : Indo-Asian News Service
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