Sunday, March 05, 2006

Another Take of India's Telecom Revolution 

According to the stats available for January, the telecom sector in India added 5 million new subscribers, of which 4.75 were mobile connections. That's about 167,000 new subscribers (of which 158,000 are mobile users) being added *every day*. By comparison, in the pre-reform period (I am using 1974-1989 data here, though it's even lower pre-1974), India added about 175,000 new connections *every year*. It's quite amazing what liberalization and new technology (wireless mobile) can bring about.