India Blows by China in Mobile Phone Market Growth

Brian Bremner

At the start of the decade, India was pretty much a telecom backwater. No more. Last year it actually grew at a faster rate than China for the first time in new mobile phone connections—and it is set to expand more than three times as fast as the mainland in 2007, according to a new study by London-based research firm Wireless Intelligence. Last year, the number of mobile connections in India more than doubled to 142.2 million and that figure is expected to expand 48% to roughly 211 million by the end of 2007.

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