Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Indian mobile subscribers cross 200 million

The number of Indian mobile phone subscribers has crossed the 200 million mark after the country added another eight million customers last month, industry figures show.

India's wireless market, the world's fastest growing, attracted a further 8.31 million wireless subscribers in August to touch 201.29 million users, according to figures from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Saturday.

It took India less than one and a half year to add another 100 million having crossed the 100-million subscriber mark in May 2006. At this pace, India will likely to garner another 100 million in lesser time.

India's mobile revolution is mainly confined to the cities, but the real prize for phone companies is the vast rural market, where nearly 70 percent of India's 1.1 billion population live, analysts say.

India is aiming for more than half a billion mobile phone subscribers by 2010.

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