GSM Operators Add 7.27 Million Subscribers in May 2012 – Airtel Leads

India’s GSM operators added 7.27 million subscribers in May 2012, taking the total number of GSM subscribers in the country to 677.85 million. Uttar Pradesh (East) reported highest customer additions of over 1.44 million subscribers.


Airtel reported the highest addition of 2.01 million subscribers during the month, taking its total subscriber base to 185.30 million. State owned BSNL added 1,735 users taking the total subscriber base to 94.68 million, MTNL lost 168,363 subscribers during May 2012.

GSM Operators Add 7.27 Million Subscribers in May 2012 - Airtel Leads

However, Aircel’s additions during the month were lower at 806,149, compared with 1.01 million recorded in May. The company’s total subscriber base rose to 64.39 million. Vodafone India added 1.2 million customers during the month taking its subscriber base to 152.48 million. Idea Cellular added 1.75 million new subscribers during the month, taking its subscriber to 115.97 million.

Please note : COAI GSM Subscriber base does not include the Reliance Communications (Rcom) and Tata Docomo’s GSM subscriber Base (same not submitted to COAI).

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venkat raj
July 5, 2012 10:12 am 10:12 AM

All the private telecom GSM operators furnishing non realistic information to TRAI.Because if tomorrow the private companies want to sell some part of their company,its worth depends on the customer base.if really they added this amount of customers,why they are announcing less profits in for the past few it for escaping from tax burdens?.BSNL and MTNL are only genuine companies in this regard.BSNL and MTNL are not cheating customers in the way like hiding extra charges. BSNL and MTNL billing is very very transparent.

June 25, 2012 9:08 pm 9:08 PM

mahesh :
idea ke jada customer active hai kyo ki wo deactive hi nahi karta do sal purana sim abhi bhi chalu chalu hai wo customer call bhi nahi kara to bhi

no, its because of KBC. ppl keep sending sms for kaun banega crorepati and their sim is active !

June 25, 2012 8:37 pm 8:37 PM

No comments at all if the telecom operatorsa are not increasing the call charges