India becomes fifth country with over 100M subs

According to Communications Minister Dayanidhi Maran, India is the fifth country to have a wireless subscriber base of 100 million. Maran attributed the growth to the country's continually dropping tariffs for mobile, the affordability of handsets and the constant improvement in QoS. China, U.S., Japan and Russia are the only countries with bigger bases. Two years ago, India claimed 75 million wireless subscribers with a teledensity of 7.08 percent. Today teledensity is 13.54 percent. About 75.3 million subscribers use GSM services, while the remaining 25.3 million use CDMA services.

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