Over 13m DTH subs in India

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said the DTH subscriber base has swelled to more than 13 million in the country, indicating an increased penetration of the service.

TRAI said “total number of reported registered Direct to Home (DTH) subscribers served by five private DTH operators, offering paid service, had gone up to 13.09 million till the end of March 2009”.

At present, apart from the free DTH service of Doordarshan, there are six private DTH licensees. While five are already in operation, the sixth is in the process of rolling out its services, TRAI said.

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