Airtel has the largest GSM subscribers base in India at 210.53 million as of August 2014: COAI

The all India GSM reports for the month of August 2014 are out and they shed some light on very impressive facts. The total number of GSM Subs as August 2014 stands at 749.96 million which is almost 10% of the entire Worlds subscribers’ base.

The subscribers base has took a leap and increased by 5.54 million in August which literally translates into a 0.74% increase from the last month. The largest subscriber’s base is that of Airtel with the total number of subscribers reaching 210.53 million.

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The Graph above clearly depicts that Uttar Pradesh East has the largest GSM subscriber’s base at 66.99 million closely trailed by Maharashtra at 61.96 million.

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The cumulative subscriber’s base pie chart indicates that Airtel leads the bandwagon with 28.07% of the subscribers base followed by Vodafone at 23%. Videocon and Loop have the lowest subscriber’s base share at 0.78% and 0.40% respectively.

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APpL€ LoVeR™
September 22, 2014 8:50 am 8:50 AM

As per the latest TRAI MNP performance chart, BSNL Kerala Circle gains Maximum number of customers through Mobile Number Portability (MNP).BSNL leads the race with the net addition of 6,50,160 customers in Kerala through MNP.All other private players are far behind BSNL. Vodafone is at the second place with 95,301 net additions whereas Bharti Airtel is just behind Vodafone with 76,633 net additions. Idea cellular and Tata Docomo are severely affected by the performance of BSNL(0 addition).

APpL€ LoVeR™
September 22, 2014 9:41 am 9:41 AM
I just don’t understand what the hell is the relationship between girls and airtel !!! It took hell lot of time for my girl friend to adjust with a new BSNL number which is similar to my number because she told me she loves airtel very much.After her then comes my lovely sister with a request to port her BSNL number(taken with my ID card) to airtel,although i gave two punches in her head, i ported her number to airtel. But my sister came back to BSNL after 100th day of porting(proud brother as my sister knows how to use… Read more »
Aravind Ganesh V
September 21, 2014 7:10 am 7:10 AM
Looks like Airtel may lose out to Vodafone soon .. Even Aircel has added more number of subscribers than Airtel.. Even Uninor which has presence only in some circles has added decent no. of new subscribers Idea has been the biggest gainer both in terms of new subscribers & Net MNP.. Idea did the right thing by concentrating the Indian market and expanding when Airtel took the wrong decision by investing in African countries.. I guess Idea is continuously retaining the no 1 spot for the last 2 years.. Its profit earnings are also impressive. I remember reading that Airtel… Read more »
September 21, 2014 10:27 am 10:27 AM

Because Loop Mobile license is going to expire in NOV 2014 and its Merger with Airtel is still not approved by the Govt

September 20, 2014 11:49 pm 11:49 PM

Not a very good news for airtel. They are no.4 in adding new customer. Idea and Vodafone are taking lead in monthly addition. Day by day airtel’s network in Delhi is going poor. Vodafone is doing pretty good in this area.