Bharti Airtel adds maximum number of subscribers at 28 lakh in October

The GSM mobile subscribers base rose by 63 lakh in October to 73.94 crore in the country, with top telco Bharti Airtel adding the highest 27.67 lakh users during the period.


According to Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Vodafone added 16 lakh subscribers, the second highest number of users, taking its total base to 189 million at the end of the month. Country’s third-largest operator Idea Cellular added 7.2 lakh subscribers in October, with its total user base at 167 million users.

Meanwhile, the UP (East) circle registered the largest number of GSM subscribers at 65.14 million and the total additions during the month for the circle were 4.1 lakh.
Aircel added 6.12 lakh subscribers to total 8.46 crore and Telenor added 9.32 lakh to 4.87 crore user base in October.

MTNL added 6,342 subscribers, taking its base to 35.18 lakh, Videocon Telecom lost 51,004 subscribers and its base got reduced to 78.49 lakh in October.

The GSM lobby group, however, did not record the figures for BSNL, Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices.
COAI was set up in 1995 as a registered, non-governmental society and it represents all the GSM telcos. It works for the the advancement of modern communication through the establishment of world-class mobile infrastructure, products and services.

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Saravana Kumar
November 24, 2015 10:13 am 10:13 AM

i am in Chennai, I used BSNL Mobile from 2003, last week i ported to Airtel. Because of too much call drop issue and mobile internet speed very low, i cannot able to do Skype call. Now Airtel relatively little expense compare to BNSL. but service is far better in Airtel also 4G speed and no call drop issue.

Airtel Lover
November 24, 2015 9:43 am 9:43 AM

Airtel rules ! Cheers !

subhodip mitra
November 24, 2015 8:00 am 8:00 AM

Airtel platinum 3g is also better in kolkata circle than vodafone which has very poor 3g coverage in some areas it becomes E in most places and idea and aircel 3g is not upto the mark….bsnl still gives G signal even if 3g mode is selected in some areas

November 24, 2015 5:43 pm 5:43 PM
It is very true that vodafone 3g signal is quite weak in indoors and it turns into E and makes huge problem to connect to the internet even sometimes while downloading something, this changes causes huge data loss. Several complains regarding the same made no positive response. If we consider airtel platinum 3G, then it has huge drawback. First of all in most of the dongles atleast in which I tested (micromax , btel and dlink) platinum 3g not found in manual searching. The technical customer care team says it is available if I recharge the 3G pack. As per… Read more »