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Last Updated : Dec 31, 2015 08:03 AM IST | Source: Reuters

India mobile subscribers rise to more than 1 billion

Total wireless subscribers in Asia's third-largest economy rose to more than 1 billion at the end of October from 996.7 million at September-end, the data showed.


India's mobile phone subscriber base peaked to more than 1 billion users for the first time, data released by the telecom regulator showed, making India the only country after China to achieve that milestone.


Total wireless subscribers in Asia's third-largest economy rose to more than 1 billion at the end of October from 996.7 million at September-end, the data showed.


Mobile subscriptions in India have surged in recent years, helped by the launch of cheaper smartphones and record low call rates as a result of a cut throat competition among mobile phone operators to expand customer base.

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First Published on Dec 31, 2015 08:03 am
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