India Joins 100 Million Mobile Club, Only the 5th in the World

250 million
The Indian government target for telephone users by the end of 2007.

India became the fifth in the world to record a mobile subscriber base of 100 million, according to the Indian government (TRAI). The cheap call rates at less than 2 U.S. cents a minute spurred growth in the world's fastest growing wireless market.

India also doubled its total telephone user base to 150 million from 75 million in just two years, taking teledensity, the proportion of phone owners for every 100 people, to 13.54 percent. 

  • At the end of May 2006, total fixed line subscribers were 47.40 million and mobiles exceeded 101 million. 

  • During the month of May 2006, the total Broadband Connections in the country reached 1.5 million

  • 94 Million mobile subscribers were added between Jan'03 and May'06.

  • The five ‘100 Million Mobile Club Countries’ are:
    1.China – 408 Million (March 2006)
    2.USA – 170 Million (January 2006)
    3.Japan – 141 Million (January 2006)
    4.Russia – 130 Million (February 2006)
    5.India – 101 Million (May 2006)

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