This Article is From Nov 23, 2015

Telecom Firms Add 63 Lakh GSM Subscribers in October

Telecom Firms Add 63 Lakh GSM Subscribers in October
New Delhi: GSM mobile subscribers' base in India increased by 63 lakh in October to reach 73.94 crore, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said on Monday.

Total number of GSM users stood at 73.31 crore at the end of September, industry body COAI said.

Bharti Airtel, the country's top operator, added 27.67 lakh new subscribers in October to take its number to 23.79 crore with a market share of 32.18 per cent.

Vodafone added 13.06 lakh users and its base increased to 18.94 crore with a market share of 25.62 per cent whereas Idea Cellular added 7.24 lakh new subscribers to take its base to 16.72 lakh with 22.62 per cent share.

Aircel added 6.12 lakh subscribers while Telenor added 9.32 lakh and their user bases stood at 8.46 crore and 4.87 crore, respectively.

State-run MTNL added 6,342 subscribers to take its base to 35.18 lakh while Videocon Telecom lost 51,004 subscribers and its base reduced to 78.49 lakh during the reported period.

COAI did not report GSM numbers of BSNL, Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices.
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