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February 14, 2006

Broadband connections touch 1 M, Mobile user base crosses 80 M

ContentSutra has summarized the highlights of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Press Release on mobile and broadband usage:

- Total number of mobile users in the country as of January 2006 is 80.61 million
- Gross telecom user base is around 130 million, so teledensity nears 12 per cent in January compared to 11.43 per cent in February
- Broadband base touches one million (the broadband target as of December 2005 was 3 million - so massively fallen short)
- Total Internet subscribers base crosses 7.5 million (the total net users, acording to IAMAI, is 38.5 million). To be fair, total net subscriber target of 6 million by December 2005 was exceeded

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