The number of telephone subscribers in India increased to 706.37 million at the end of August 2010 from 688.38 million in July 2010, thereby registering a growth rate of 2.61%. With this, the overall tele-density in India reaches 59.63.
With the addition of 18.18 million new users, the mobile subscriber base in India base increased from 652.42 million in July 2010 to 670.6 million in August, registering a growth of 2.79%. Wireless teledensity stands at 56.61.
Vodafone added 2.30 million users taking its total number of subscribers count to 113.77 million; followed by Bharti Airtel, which added 2.03 million users taking its total number of subscribers to 141.25 million; while Reliance added 2 million customers, taking its total subscribers base to 115.32 million. Idea Cellular and Aircel added 1.98 million and 1.61 million respectively, and Tata Teleservices added 2.09 million customers taking its total users count to 76.943 million.
While, the wireline subscription declined to 35.77 million as against 35.96 million in the previous month.
According to TRAI, the total broadband subscriber base also increased to 10.08 million in August from 9.77 million in July, recording a growth of 3.17%.