After January's record addition of 9.7 million GSM cellular subscribers, February's addition of 9,184,944 subscribers has come as a disappointment. The total number of GSM subscribers is now 277.1 million, up 3.43 percent from 267.9 million in January, according to COAI. India had added 15.41 million mobile subscribers (inclusive of GSM and CDMA) in January to reach 362.30 million in January. Medianama's report on the January mobile statistics is here. Director General of COAI,TV Ramachandran, has explained the phenomenon in the Economic Times, "The January jump was mostly on account of promotional offers. This cannot be replicated month-on-month." Bharti Airtel led the operators, adding 2.73 million customers in February. Last month, CDMA player Reliance bagged the largest number of additions - a whopping 4.95 million. Reliance and Tata Indicom, another CDMA operator, are yet to reveal their subscriber additions for…
- Centre may replace DPA with a grievance redressal mechanism in new privacy Bill August 19, 2022
- India’s I&B ministry blocks eight YouTube channels for ‘spreading fake news’ August 18, 2022
- Delhi police’s reply to IFF RTI shows FRT may worsen religious-bias in policing August 18, 2022
- Attend Our Briefing: Impact Of The Competition Bill On Startups August 18, 2022
- TLDR: Assam internet block, India G24, TikTok, Twitter, Big Tech, drones for healthcare, more August 18, 2022
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Do we have an enabling system for the National Data Governance Framework Policy (NDGFP) aiming to create a repository of non-personal data?
A viewpoint on why the regulation of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchnages under 2019's E-Commerce Rules puts it in a 'grey area'
India's IT Rules mandate a GAC to address user 'grievances' , but is re-instatement of content removed by a platform a power it should...
Why ‘group privacy’ should be recognised, and how ‘non-personal’ data becomes a regulatory blindspot
There is a need for reconceptualizing personal, non-personal data and the concept of privacy itself for regulators to effectively protect data
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
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...
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...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
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...