Indian telecom sector regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Tuesday said the country had 764.76 million telephone users at the end of November 2010 after telecom operators added 22.88 million mobile subscribers in the month.
Mobile subscriber base rose 3.24 percent to 729.57 million by the end of November 2010 from 706.69 million in the previous month, taking the overall teledensity (telephones per 100 people) in India to 64.34 percent, the regulator said.
Telecom operator Vodafone led the growth in wireless category by adding 3.12 million users taking its user base to 121.16 million by the end of November 2010.
India’s number one mobile operator Bharti Airtel increased its subscriber base to 149.39 million after adding 3.1 million users, while Idea Cellular and Aircel added 2.8 million and 1.21 million users respectively.
Reliance Communications added 3.01 million new users and Tata Teleservices added 1.78 million subscribers in November.
State-run telecoms operators BSNL and MTNL added 2.99 million and 35,366 new subscribers respectively.
While the total broadband customer base rose 1.80 percent to 10.71 million during the month from 10.52 million in October 2010, wireline subscriber base fell to 35.19 million in November from 35.43 million in October.
BSNL and MTNL hold 83.12 percent share in the wireline market.