TRAI’s Reach in Sept. 2008

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in a recent press release disclosed that,a total of 9.79 million telephone connections (Wireline and Wireless) have been addedduring September 2008 as compared to 9.03 million connections added in August2008. The total number of telephone connections reaches 353.66 million at the end ofSeptember 2008 as compared to 343.87 million in August 2008. With this growth, theoverall tele-density has reached 30.64% at the end of September 2008 as against29.83% in August 2008.

The total wireless subscribers (GSM, CDMA & WLL(F)) base stood at 315.31million at the end of September 2008. A total of 10.07 million wireless subscribershave been added during the month of September 2008 as against 9.16 millionwireless subscribers added during the month of August 2008.

In the wireline segment, the subscriber base has decreased to 38.35 million in themonth of September 2008 as against 38.63 million subscribers in August 2008registering a drop of 0.30 million.