The number of mobile phone subscribers in India has now reached to 858.4 million subscribers and there were 6.67 million new connections added in the month of July alone, says official data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
The wireless user base has also increased by 0.78 percent, in the month of July.
The number of connections in the urban areas reached 565.71 million at the end of July whereas it was 562.12 million in June. The number of connections in rural areas went up to 292.65 million in July whereas it was 289.57 million in June. The overall wireless teledensity in India touched 71.59.
Out of all the 858.4 million wireless subscribers, only 601.4 million subscribers were active subscribers. The largest number of new subscribers was taken by Reliance Communications, which added 1.52 million subscribers to its user base. Bharti Airtel added 1.51 million subscribers and Vodafone added 1.49 million sub subscribers to its user base.
Regarding MNP (mobile number portability) requests, TRAI says by the end of July 2011 about 155.48 lakh subscribers have submitted their requests to different service providers for porting their mobile number.