Cell phones outnumber landlines in India

Nov 08 2004 - 02:48 PM ET | In The News
According to India's government, mobile phones now outnumber landlines in the nation. There are over 44 million cell phone users in India, compared to 43 million land lines. India is one of the fastest growing mobile markets in the world, with growth of 40% expected every year through 2007. bq. An industry survey predicts that at least 110 million new mobile phone subscribers will be added during the next three years in India, where call rates are slashed frequently because of cut-throat competition between rival service providers.