As per the data disclosed by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) another 10.29 million telephone connections (Wireline and Wireless) have been added during October 2008 as compared to 9.79 million connections added in September 2008. The total number of telephone connections reaches 363.95 million at the end of October 2008 as compared to 353.66 million in September 2008. With this growth, the overall tele-density has reached 31.50% at the end of October 2008 as against 30.64% in September 2008.
In the wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA & WLL(F)) total base stood at 325.73 million at the end of October 2008. A total of 10.42 million wireless subscribers have been added during the month of October 2008 as against 10.07 million wireless subscribers added during the month of September 2008.
Whereas in the wireline segment, the subscriber base has decreased to 38.22 million in the month of October 2008 as against 38.35 million subscribers in September 2008 registering a drop of 0.13 million.