Mobile phone users in villages goes up
Kollam: A steep rise in the number of mobile phone users was recorded in rural areas across India. According to the report of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), 63.1 lakh people turned mobile phone subscribers in September. Records of July and August also show a rise in the number of mobile phone subscribers in villages.
In June, number of mobile phone subscribers in Indian villages was marked at 50.81 lakh. In September, the number of subscribers rose to 51.45 crore.
When the number of mobile phone users increased in July and August, new subscribers in villages touched 63.1 lakh. Within a span of one month, the number of mobile phone subscribers rose by 1.24 percent.
However, TRAI report observed that compared to previous month, in September, the number of mobile phone users declined in urban areas. In August, 66.27 crore mobile phone connections were marked in rural areas. But by last week of September, the number of connections declined to 65.92 crore.
It is assumed that the decline in mobile phone subscribers was reported as people who have mobile phone connection of multiple networks started to cancel some connections. However, the tele-density of wireless subscribers rose to 88.90 percent from 88.77. When tele-density in rural areas rose to 57.28 percent from 56.61 percent, urban areas recorded a fall of 156.18 percent from 157.25 percent.