India Becomes Mobile-Phone Market With a Billion Subscribers

  • China is the only other country with more mobile phone users
  • With 12 operators, India still has among the cheapest tariffs

A taxi driver talks on mobile phone as sits inside his taxi in Mumbai, India, on Oct. 19.

Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India’s number of mobile-phone subscribers topped 1 billion, becoming the only country after China to cross that milestone.

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