GSM operators add 7.12 million new mobile subscribers in October 2011



GSM operators added 7.12 million new
subscribers in October 2011, compared to 6.52 million additions in the previous


With this, the GSM subscriber base in the
country stood at 625.41 million on October 31, 2011.

In October, Bharti Airtel, the largest GSM
player, added 0.94 million users, taking its total subscriber base to 173.73
million, according to the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).


The company had a 27.78 per cent market
share at the end of October.


Vodafone Essar, with a 23.33 per cent
market share, notched up 0.92 million new subscribers during the month. Its
subscriber base reached 145.91 million in October.


Aircel added 0.48 million customers to take
its subscriber base to 60.28 million.

Aditya Birla group firm Idea Cellular added 1.63 million new users
in October 2011 taking its total subscriber base to 101.81 million.


State-owned telecom firms BSNL and MTNL
added 0.51 million and 34,919 new users, respectively, taking their subscriber
base to 91.58 million and 5.36 million, according to a report in NDTV.


In addition, MTS added 7.95 million
customers in the month of October 2011, taking its total customer base to 14.06


The COAI data excludes data from Reliance


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