Tuesday, March 25, 2008

India To Become Second Largest Wireess Market In The World, Beating Out USA.

According to reports around the net, India is set to become the second largest mobile user collection after China. With the current rate of expansion, it will beat USA in the near future. So mobile phone makers now have a good reason to take their whole factories to India, not just out sourcing of labor. One caveat though, thay may have to sell the phones at low rates that they have been enjoying with out sourced labor.

NEW DELHI: India, which added 8.53 million new mobile users in February, is set to become the second-largest wireless market in the world after China by April 2008, telecom regulator TRAI said on Monday. As per data compiled by TRAI, India had 250.93 million wireless users by end-February, compared with 256 million in the US and 540.5 million in China.

“India’s monthly wireless subscriber addition is the highest in the range of 8-9 million. Thus, India’s wireless subscriber base during the first half of April 2008 will surpass that of the US and become the second-largest wireless network in the world. Not only this, the total subscriber base (wireless plus fixedline) of India will also cross the 300-million mark in April 2008,” TRAI said in a statement.

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