New Delhi: The total number of telephone connections in the country crossed the record one billion mark in May, bolstered by growth in number of mobile users.
At the end of May, total number of telephone connections stood at 1,002.05 million, of which 975.78 million connections were wireless or mobile, the data released by regulator TRAI today showed.
The number of connections per 100 stood at 79.67 at the end of May. However, the subscriber data is not entirely comparable with the population of the country as many people have multiple connections.
”The number of telephone subscribers in India increased from 999.71 million at the end of April 2015 to 1,002.05 million at the end of May 2015, thereby showing a monthly growth rate of 0.23 per cent,” TRAI said.