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GSM subscriber base for JUNE 2009 has been updated for the complete list click here with the additions done and dealt lets have a look at the market shares and user base of GSM operators.

  • Operators            Subscribers
  • Bharti Airtel         102,367,881
  • Vodafone              76,449,598
  • BSNL                     49,073,929
  • IDEA Cellular         47,088,878
  • Aircel                     21,798,375
  • Reliance GSM         12,401,101
  • MTNL                       4,297,218
  • Loop                        2,305,640

GSM mobile operators in India added 9.32 million new subscribers in June 2009 a good improvement over the 8.93 million subscribers added in April 2009 with this the total GSM base reported by operators was at 315.78 million, as against 306.45 in the previous month.

Lets have quick look at the gains, operators-wise with a glance at the TOP 3 GSM players
Bharti Airtel reached the 100 MILLION CUSTOMERS mark the first to do so in India, with a total base of 102,367,881 customers. This was made possible with the gain of 28.18 customers during the month.

Vodafone did not do too bad either - the company added 23.68 lacs customer to take its base up to 76.44 million.

BSNL retained its 3rd position with a base of 49.07 million, by adding 8.96 lac customers in the month.

Among other smaller players:

Idea Cellular added 16.10 lac customers to close its base at 47.08 million.

Aircel at 5th position also seems to be doing well having added 11.12 lacs, bringing its base to almost 22 million.

Reliance did not report its GSM base (new circled launched in 2009) to COAI - as per the older circles the base was at 12.40 million.

MTNL managed to scrape up another 36 thousand customers to close at 4.29 million in the 2 circles it operates in.

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