Over 2486 lakh telephone subscribers in India

November 14th, 2007 - 2:40 am ICT by admin  
As a result, the total number of telephones in the country is more than 2486.69 lakh, as compared to 1700 lakh as on September 2006.

The GSM segment has shown an increase of 59.22 lakh during the month of September 2007, the CDMA segment of 18.84 lakh while the fixed segment continued to decline, with a decrease of 1.54 lakh during the month.

The overall teledensity improved further to 21.85% in September 2007 as compared to 15.12% as on September 30, 2006.

In the GSM segment, Tamilnadu and Gujarat telecom circles added more than five lakh subscribers during September 2007.

In the CDMA segment, Maharashtra circle added more than two lakh subscribers during the period. Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu and Uttar Pradesh(East) telecom circles have added more than five lakh subscribers each.

The growth of broadband connections improved further and at the end of August 2007, about 25.15 lakh broadband connections were provided and coverage of broadband connectivity by public sector service providers has reached 1077 cities. Further, the total number of existing ISP licencees is 372.

Under Bharat Nirman Programme, 686 VPTs were provided in the month of September 2007. Thus, out of the targeted 66,822 villages, a total of 50,520 villages have been provided with VPTs till September 2007. A total of 3551 VPTs have been provided in this financial year. (ANI)

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