Sunday, August 27, 2006

Digital Broadcasters | India Broadband Heads to 2m

Digital Broadcasters Vendor News has learned from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that at the end of July, Broadband connections across India reached 1.7 million, having added 150,000 in July.

These figures are for connections with download speeds of 256 Kbps or less.

TRAI says that Broadband connections have been growing steadily since the beginning of 2006.

The news is even better for fixed and mobile phones where TRAI reported a milestone has been reached.

For the first time for a single month, more than 5 million subscribers were added in July. To be exact 5.22 million.

The figure compares to 4.8 million net additions during June.

At the end of July 2006, Fixed Lines totalled 47.36 million connections while Mobiles reached 111.23 million in operation.

Tele-density is still at a low of just 14.4 per 1000 of the total population of India.

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