Around 7.64 million telephone connections have been added during September 2007. Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) stated in its press release that the number of subscribers have already crossed 250 million.
TRAI is expecting the reach of telephone subscribers will cross 500 million by 2010. the gross number of telephone subscribers by September 2007 is 248.66 million as compared to 241.02 million in August 2007. The overall tele-density reached 21.85 % in September 2007 as against 21.20% in August 2007. While in the wireless segment, there is an addition of 7.80 million subscribers in the month of September 2007 as against 8.31 million subscribers addition in the month of August 2007. The total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA & WLL(F)) base reaches 209.08 million at the end of September 2007. In the wireline segment, subscribers base is decreased to 39.58 million in the month of September 2007 as against 39.73 million subscribers in August 2007.