The Indian telecom sector has added 11.44 million connections (both wired and wireless) in May, which is a decline from the number added in April (11.75 million). The data was compiled by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai).
The overall growth figure of 11.59 million in wireless segment was pulled down by a reduction of 0.15 million in the wireline segment.
The overall tele-density, calculated on the basis of the number of people using phones for a population of 100, rose to 38.88 from 37.94 recorded in April. The subscriber addition increased the total number of teleophone collections in the country to 452.91 million at the end of May, in comparison with 441.47 million at end of April. The wireless service providers added a total of 11.59 million users during the month, increasing the total subscriber base to 415.25 million. The comparable figure for April was 11.90.
The wireline users fell by 0.15 million to 37.66 million in May as against 37.81 million in April.
The total broadband subscriber base touched 6.40 million in May, an increase from 6.28 million in April.