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According to the latest data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the total subscriber base in the country increased from 1,033 million as of March 2016 to 1,034 million as of April 2016 while the number of urban subscribers declined form 606.69 million to 607.21 million during the period, total rural subscribers increased from 449.17 million to 452.08 million.

Notably, state-run operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) recorded the highest addition in the number of wireless users during April 2016 at 1.1 million BSNL was followed by Airtel and Aircel which added 978.230 and 572,869 wireless users, respectively. However, private players continued to hold the majority portion of the wireless market with a share of 91.2 per cent.

Meanwhile, the number of broadband subscribers increased from 149.75 million as of March 2016 to 151.09 million as of April 2016.(BSNLEU Website)

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