Airtel leads the GSM subscription base for the month of July 2015 as per COAI data

By August 22nd, 2015 AT 3:15 PM

The latest telecoms subscriber figures released by the GSM operator’s body, COAI, showed that Airtel recorded the highest number of new cellular subscriber lines with 1.01 million activations in the month of July 2015. The total subscriber base of all seven of its members reached 721.61million by the end of July.

During the same period, GSM operators added 4.69 million subscribers, taking the total subscriber base to 721.61 million compared 720.38 million in June 2015. Bharti Airtel lead subscriber addition with 1.01 million new subscribers followed by Idea Cellular, which added 0.69 million new customers.


Aircel was at the third spot adding 0.31 subscribers, while Uninor’s user-base drastically reduced from 48.13 million to 47.17 million due to removal of inactive users. Vodafone also saw sharp decline in its user-base in UP East, West Bengal, Orissa, and Gujarat circles resulting its user-base to 185.45 million with a overall addition of only 0.07 million.

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Airtel maintained its top position in terms of number of subscribers with 231.67 million subscribers. Vodafone was at the second position with 185.45 million subscribers, and Idea secured the third spot with 162.76 million subscribers.

Here’s the company wise subscription data chart:

Company Wise GSM Subscription Data of July 2015
Company Name Total Sub. Figure TSF in Millions Additions in July Market Share in %
Airtel 2316,70,409 231.67 10,08,743 32.10
Vodafone 1854,49,077 185.44 65,106 25.70
Idea 1627,59,491 162.75 6,79,796 22.55
Aircel 833,64,687 83.36 3,14,879 11.55
Uninor 471,62,774 47.16 9,68,049 6.54
Videocon 77,23,581 7.23 1,13,498 1.07
MTNL 34,82,878 34.82 22,427 0.48
Pan – India 7216,12,897 721.62 12,36,400 100

Circle Wise GSM Subscription Data

Circle Wise GSM Subscription Data of July 2015
Circle Total Subscriber in Millions Total addition
Delhi 34.54 0.29
Mumbai 21.51 0.27
Chennai 11.60 0.03
Kolkata 15.05 0.08
Maharashtra 61.23 0.48
Gujarat 47.12 -0.64
Andhra Pradesh 52.03 0.37
Karnataka 38.29 0.38
Tamil Nadu 47.05 0.09
Kerala 21.39 -0.12
Punjab 20.05 0.02
Haryana 14.52 -0.12
UP West 40.14 -0.03
UP East 64.06 -0.74
Rajasthan 42.36 0.11
MP 41.08 0.05
RoWB 37.83 0.08
HP 5.01 -0.01
Bihar 58.35 0.42
Orissa 18.33 0.01
Assam 14.17 0.16
North East 8.39 0.05
J&K 7.47 -0.07
All Total 721.61 1.236

Meanwhile, Aircel and Uninor were at fourth and fifth positions with 83.36 million and 47.16 million subscribers respectively. The UP East circle had the highest number of GSM subscribers in the country at 64.06 million and Maharashtra circle added maximum number of new subscribers in May with 0.48 million new subscribers.

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Bsnl is worst in terms of quality of service. Nobody when bsnl mobile service will work or not… Even aircel has better quality service than bsnl. I agree that bsnl mobile has wider coverage but what is the use of it if calls can’t be connected??


I know Airtel is not the cheapest nut there quality of service is best in India. No downtime, uninterrupted coverage. Airtel is best.. It will be better if they keep there tarrif in affordable price…

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