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(Updated  February 10 2019
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1200 billion (1200 million)
Mobiles    1180 million 
Landlines: 20 million 
Total no. of PCs: 150 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:   420 million
(wired:  18 million;   wireless :  402 million) Broadband  defined as >512 KBPS

TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

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