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April 30, 2004

Will India's wireless telecom revolution sustain?

With 1.5 million new subscribers signing up each month, India is the world's fastest growing market for mobile telecom services.

India notched up 28.2 million subscribers in nine years since the sector was opened up. (China had only reached 6.8 million at the same stage.)

Come September, and the number of mobile subscribers will overtake the 42.5 million fixed line connections.

By 2007, India is expected to have 207 million mobile subscribers--over 10% of the global figure.

What are the factors driving this tremendous growth? Who are the main players? What are the challenges? What is the future for fixed line operators?

Businessworld magazines examines these questions in its latest Cover Story.

Click Here to read the introduction to the cover story package. (Make sure to look up the other articles in package using the links on the top right corner of introduction page.)