India, the world’s fastest-growing mobile market, added a record 8.77 million mobile phone connections in January 2008, according to data released by telecom regulator Trai on Friday. Industry sources said the additions in January could be the highest-ever recorded globally. China, the world’s largest telecom market, added 8.42 million subscribers in the month of January, led by a 7-million addition by China Mobile, the country’s dominant GSM operator.

China, the world’s largest telecom market, added 8.42 million subscribers in the month of January, led by a 7-million addition by China Mobile, the country’s dominant GSM operator.

India added a total of 8.77 million mobilephone connections during January, against 8.11 million connections in December 2007. However, wireline connections registered a decline of 0.03 million subscribers to 39.22 million in January. The total number of telephone connections reached 281.62 million at the end of January, against 272.88 million in December 2007. Tele-density increased to 24.63% at the end of January.

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