COAI releases India’s GSM subscription data for August 2015; Airtel bags most consumers

By September 28th, 2015 AT 3:15 PM

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the joint body of GSM operators in the country, has released GSM subscriber figures for the month of August 2015. The combined subscriber base of all seven members reached 726.1 million by the end of August 2015, which is 4.49 million more than 721.61 million from July 2015.

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Airtel leads the subscriber addition with 1.31 million new subscribers followed by Vodafone, which added 1.17 million new customers. Idea was at the third spot adding 1.13 million subscribers. Aircel & Telenor each added 0.38 million new subscribers, while Videocon added 0.09 million new subscribers. Among all 22 circles, Maharashtra telecom circle bagged the maximum connections with 0.81 million new subscribers, while Uttar Pradesh East remains the largest circle in the country with a total subscriber base of 64.28 million subscribers.

Airtel has maintained its top position in terms of number of subscribers with 232.98 million users. Vodafone is at second position (186.58 million subscribers) and Idea secured third spot (163.93 million subscribers). Meanwhile, Aircel and Uninor stand at fourth and fifth positions with 83.75 million and 47.55 million subscribers respectively.

You can check operator-wise subscription data in the chart below.

Operator Wise GSM Subscription Data of August by COAI
Operators Subscribers in July  (in Millions) Subscribers in August (in Millions) Total Addition in Aug.
Bharti Airtel 231.66 232.98 1.31
Vodafone 185.43 186.58 1.17
Idea 162.74 163.93 1.13
AIRCEL 83.38 83.75 0.38
Telenor 47.18 47.55 0.38
Videocon 7.73 7.81 0.09
MTNL 3.48 3.50 0.02
All India 721.61 726.10 4.49

You can also check detailed circle-wise subscription data in the chart below.

Circle Wise GSM Subscription Data of August by COAI
Circle Total Subs (in million)

As of Aug

Subscriber Addition by Operators Total Addition in Circle
Airtel Vodafone Idea Aircel Telenor Videocon MTNL
Delhi 34.75 3,660 36,450 24,991 1,09,201 ——– ——– 1,067 1,75,369
Mumbai 21.77 72,204 58,553 67,563 44,105 ——– ——– 17,269 2,59,694
Chennai 11.65 221 19,995 ——– 33,703 ——– ——– ——– 53,919
Kolkata 15.12 26,446 29,414 -(6,117) 20,484 ——– ——– ——– 70,227
Maharashtra 62.04 1,41,335 2,25,536 3,09,747 74,676 57,994 ——– ——– 8,09,288
Gujarat 47.18 -(91,950) 68,477 72,307 ——– 20,695 -(5,763) ——– 63,766
A.P. 52.51 2,18,099 76,757 1,10,241 -(5,026) 80,937 ——– ——– 4,81,008
Karnataka 38.71 1,62,711 98,249 75,441 85,391 ——– ——– 4,21,792
Tamil Nadu 46.95 1,02,284 1,53,574 2,60,544 -(6,16,737) ——– ——– ——– -(1,00,335)
Kerala 21.65 53,225 53,883 1,06,123 42,192 ——– ——– ——– 2,55,423
Punjab 20.01 -(20,293) 17,910 -(46,027) 8,862 ——– ——– ——– -(39,548)
Haryana 14.50 -(21,022) 17,628 -(42,418) ——– ——– 24,444 ——– -(21,368)
UP West 40.04 -(50,093) 21,187 -(68,408) 41,065 -(45,515) 1,352 ——– -(1,00,412)
UP East 64.28 1,24,995 -(1,64,443) -(46,553) 1,15,212 1,86,562 1,175 ——– 2,14,598
Rajasthan 42.59 61,540 16,470 32,825 1,15,034 ——– ——– ——– 2,26139
MP 41.38 1,22,268 85,797 19,310 -(500) ——– 70,578 ——– 2,97,453
WB 38.07 87,025 68,607 14,151 69,680 ——– ——– ——– 2,39,463
HP 5.12 87,805 6,097 7,571 3,838 ——– ——– ——– 1,03,511
Bihar 59.07 81,074 1,86,320 2,41,604 1,17,266 89,753 969 ——– 7,16,986
Orissa 18.48 16,662 32,311 19,192 88,431 ——– ——– ——– 1,56,596
Assam 14.27 33,145 20,072 8,870 36,655 ——– ——– ——– 98,742
N East 8.45 14,149 20,250 -(2,303) 32,100 ——– ——– ——– 64,196
  1. J&K.
7.25 87,048 -(22,159) 8,588 -(31,628) ——– ——– ——– 41,849
Total N EA 726.10 Million 1.31 Million 1.17 Million 1.13 Million 0.38 Million 0.38 Million 0.09 Million 0.02 Million 44,90,156 (4.49 Million)

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Sayan

I don’t think data provided by Airtel and Vodafone is right.. Specifically in Kolkata circle, why 26k people will go for Airtel?? Total population of kolkata is 50 lakhs and Airtel already has 50lakhs connection in Kolkata, so have aircel, reliance, Vodafone . If we add all numbers, then there are 3crore mobile connections in Kolkata while it’s population is only 50lakhs.. How is it possible?????? Can anyone explain???

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Pratham

Can any one tell how Aircel’s Gujarat Circle show VLR Proportion 2440.86 % from TRAI report July 2015.whereas aircel scale down its operation their long back? How is this VLR calculated?

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