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India clocks notable growth in DSL usage

Submitted by Karthik on 5 July, 2006 - 22:22

Point topic recently released figures on world-wide DSL usage with India figuring prominently in the list for the first time. As of March 2006, India was estimated to have 1,088,935 subscribers, ranking 22nd overall.

Of the established nations, with more than one million DSL subscribers as at 31 March 2006, India topped the percentage growth ranking, increasing its subscriber base by more than 700% in twelve months. Significant subscriber increases were also made in Turkey (190% increase), Mexico (99%) and Australia (84.6%). Pakistan growth (484%) led the way in countries with less than one million DSL subscribers, with Morocco, Greece and Bulgaria all experiencing DSL growth of more than 200%.

Sources: Point Topic, DSL Forum [PDF].