India's Mobile Growth Slows Dramatically
That may seem like a lot of new connections in just one month, but it's a low total for India and a far cry from the 20.2 million new mobile lines activated during March this year. (See India Crosses 800M Mobile Mark .)
The latest numbers from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) continue the trend that began in April. (See India's Mobile Growth Slows and India's Mobile Growth Rate Slows Further.)
But the total number of new lines in July would have been much higher (maybe nearer to June's 11.4 million additions) if it hadn't been for a decline in mobile customer numbers from Tata Teleservices Ltd. , which reported a drop in its mobile subscriber base of nearly 2.7 million users, leaving it with a total of 88.3 million.
To find out more about Tata Tele's numbers, the market share statistics of the country's 15 mobile operators and the latest data for India's "active" mobile customers and mobile number portability requests, check out this analysis at Light Reading India -- Mobile Growth Slumps in July.
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading