Bharti Airtel adds maximum 2.12 mn new users in May 2016; total GSM base reaches 774.15 million

By June 14th, 2016 AT 4:06 PM

Bharti Airtel, India’s leading carrier has added maximum 2.12 million subscribers in the month of May, taking its overall base to 254.33 million in the country, according to data provided by the Cellular operators Association of India (COAI) said in a statement Tuesday.

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Airtel’s base grew 0.84% in May, while its overall subscriber market share stood at 32.85%. Vodafone India’s subscriber base increased by 1.3 million new subscribers in May, taking the overall base to 199.37 million in the country. The company has 25.85% subscriber market share in India

Aditya Birla group’s Idea Cellular added 0.85 million new users, taking the base to 175.54 million in the month of May. The telco has 22.68% subscriber market share in India. Aircel, which is in talks with Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications (RCom), added 0.60 million new subscribers in May, taking its base to over 88.2 million. The telco has 11.4% subscriber market share.

MTNL’s subscriber base grew 0.30% with 10,800 new subscribers in May. The company has over 35 lakh subscribers 0.46% market share in the country, according to the COAI data. Norway-based Telenor’s India unit added 0.62 new subscribers in May, , taking its base to over 53 million. The telco has 6.85% subscriber market share.

Videocon lost 5.1 million subscribers in the month. Videocon is selling its entire spectrum to Bharti Airtel for Rs.4,428 crore. The spectrum deal is the second such acquisition in India’s fragmented telecom sector after the government allowed trading of airwaves in October last year.

The total GSM mobile subscriber base at May end stood at 774.15 million consumers. The GSM subscribers increased by 0.44 million in May 2016 with 0.06% increased from previous month. The COAI data said that UP (East) circle added a maximum number of 1.18 million subscribers, the telecom group added.

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shubham ( lucknow)
shubham ( lucknow)

U p east har mnth sabse jyada subscriber add kar rha hai …
Airtel u. R the best ….

Parshuram
Parshuram

It is not total GSM base. The number does not include GSM subscribers of BSNL, Tata and RCom.

Saumik Bose
Saumik Bose

Tarun hates those 3 telcos, what u and me can do?

Sutripta Roy
Sutripta Roy

Actually this is COAI report. COAI is the organization of all GSM players axcept BSNL, TATA and Reliance. That’s why the figures are not available in their report. If you want to know about TATA and Reliance subscriber base then go for auspi.in.

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