India records best-ever monthly net new customers

Posted on August 30, 2007  /  0 Comments

A comparison of the customer numbers for China and India for the end of July 2007 yields some interesting results.  

Although in real terms China is still by far the largest mobile market in the world, with 491 million subscribers to India’s 189 million at the end of July, the Indian market continues to outpace the Chinese market in terms of growth.  

The figures are somewhat skewed by the fact that the AUSPI, one of India’s regulatory bodies, has moved to including all Wireless Local Loop (WLL) customers in its definition of Mobile, as Reliance did some time back.  

This move has positively impacted numbers by just over 4.7 million, which goes some way towards explaining the astonishing 12.4 million net additions in July. Read more. 

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