GSM mobile operators add 8.21 million in subscribers in November: COAI

GSM mobile operators have added 8.21 million in subscribers in November taking the overall base to 670.25 million with, 1.24% increase over the previous month, according to the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). All India GSM cellular subscribers as of October 2014 stood at 762.36 million.


Idea Cellular has added 2.54 million subscribers in its network in November, the highest among GSM-based operators in India in terms of numbers users. Vodafone India came next with 2.33 million additions, followed by Bharti Airtel at 2.05 million, COAI said in a statement.

Airtel had added 215.46 million subscribers at the end of the November, the user base of operators, Uninor had 42 million, Videocon had 6 million, Aircel had 78 million, and MTNL had 3 million at end of November respectively.

Uttar Pradesh East had the highest number of GSM subscribers among India’s 22 telecom circles, with 58.85 million people subscribing to service provided on the popular communication platform.

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December 23, 2014 10:44 pm 10:44 PM

good news i am from the up east circle here what happens most of the people use multiple simcards and thats why this circle has the highest number of subscriber base and highest number of new sim cards activation every month people buy sim cards like anything and frequently change their numbers and move on from one network to another network and use all most all of them they have two or three phone all having dual sim cards fascility and the telcos also launch new schemes almost every month

December 23, 2014 7:38 pm 7:38 PM

Kudos to idea.
Good coverage and great attractive plans

December 24, 2014 3:47 pm 3:47 PM

now a days good plan and tarriff from Idea… , thanks alot to Idea.
Need to see good going..

December 23, 2014 6:50 pm 6:50 PM

oh ; once again Docomo and Reliance missing here…; am not sure without having split figures of those two its correct to say so much of share %; so many number of subscribers were added?…. please try to provide complete picture. thanks!

Adithya Vardhan
December 24, 2014 1:10 am 1:10 AM

They just don’t report at all

December 24, 2014 1:04 am 1:04 AM

docomo n reliance not part of COAI. They are part of AUSPI. So their data not available here.