The 1⃣ billion mobile-📱subscriber milestone was just crossed by 🇮🇳, making it the only country after China🇨🇳 to surpass it. As per TRAI, in October it reached 1.03 bn, up 0.7% from the preceding month with Bharti Airtel Ltd. leading with 200 million subscribers👥. Its subscriber numbers have soared📈 owing to India having the cheapest rates💸 in the world. 12 operators fight👊 each other, bringing down their rates and damaging💥 profits. Mukesh Ambani’s 💲15 bn Reliance 4G service launch in early 2016 will make things harder, which may force smaller telecos📡 to either leave or sell out.