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India ends 2009 on a mobile high

A mind-boggling 19.1 million new mobile lines were activated in India during December 2009 a new record leaving India’s mobile carriers with a total of 525.15 million connections at the close of 2009, according to the latest data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

On average, India’s mobile operators collectively added more than 20,000 new customers every hour during 2009.