wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

, , , , , ,

September 2008: India Adds 10.07 M Wireless, 170k Broadband Subs; 280k Wireline Cancellations

Wireline & Broadband Subscriber Figures For September 2008

In September 2008, India added 10.07 million wireless subscribers – a significant step up from the 9 million odd monthly additions earlier this year. The wireless subscriber base is now 315.31 million, up from 305.24 million at the end of August. What is ironic is that the highest increase in wireless connections has come in the same month as one of the highest declines in wireline: with around 280,000 fixed line connections cancelled during the month, to bring the base down to 38.35 million, from 38.63 million in August.

With this, the teledensity is now up to 30.64 percent, with the total number of telephone (wireline and wireless) connections at 353.66 million.

Wireline & Broadband Subscriber Figures For September 2008

India is also inching towards 5 million broadband connections – with around 170,000 broadband connections added in the month, the total base stands at 4.90 million. What’s important is that the fixed line cancellations are outpacing the addition of broadband connections – it’s a losing battle now for the Indian government, though it’s apparent that they really aren’t interested in broadband connectivity.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

The US and other countries' retreat from a laissez-faire approach to regulating markets presents India with a rare opportunity.

News

When news that Walmart would soon accept cryptocurrency turned out to be fake, it also became a teachable moment.

News

The DSCI's guidelines are patient-centric and act as a data privacy roadmap for healthcare service providers.

News

In this excerpt from the book, the authors focus on personal data and autocracies. One in particular – Russia.  Autocracies always prioritize information control...

News

By Jai Vipra, Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy The use of new technology, including facial recognition technology (FRT) by police...

You May Also Like

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ