The mobile users in India increased more than 1 billion no.s as per the data by the telecom regulatory. Now, India is the only country after China to achieve that milestone.
Communications and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that
"It is a matter of great pride for us. It shows an empowered India and an engaged India and a tech savvy India. It will mean more data, more government to government connectivity, more broadband. It will give a further boost to Digital India.”
Total wireless subscribers in Asia's third-largest economy rose to more than 1 billion at the end of October from 996.7 million at September end, the data showed. Mobile subscriptions in India have surged in recent years, helped by the launch of cheaper smart phones and record low call rates as a result of a cut throat competition among mobile phone operators to expand customer base.
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