It seems that India’s mobile phone market is continuing to rise and appears unaffected by the economic slowdown that reached most countries. According to statistics offered by India’s Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the number of subscriber increased.
TRAI informs that there were 11.9 million new mobile subscribers in April that is 45 percent greater increase than in the same month last year, writes PC World. It appears that the mobile market has not been affected by the economic slowdown.
According to country manager at Analyst IDC India Kapil Dev Singh, the Indian consumer sees communication as a necessity. Mobile subscribers in April were lower than 15.64 million new connections in March; however this was seen as a seasonal drop.
According to statistics, India’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel added no more that 2.8 million new subscribers in April, its total number of subscribers now reaches 96.74 million. The state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited added 1 million subscribers to the over 50 million subscribers. Reliance Communications, India’s second largest operator added 2 million new customers in April, a million lower than in March.
Anyway, it seems that India is not affected by the economic slowdown, or at least its mobile phone market is still strong.