Idea Cellular crosses 2 crore subscribers in Maharashtra & Goa

Idea Cellular has recently announced that it has achieved an unprecedented milestone in the history of the circle by recording a total of over 2 crore subscribers, recently.

Mr. Ambrish Jain, Deputy Managing Director,

Mr. Ambrish Jain, Deputy Managing Director,


Idea also became the only operator to grow its Revenue Market Share (RMS) in the circle, by over 2 percentage points in a year to 31.4%, in Q1FY15.

To mark the occasion, Idea also launched a campaign highlighting over 2 Crore mobile consumers of the states of Maharashtra & Goa joining the ‘Most Trusted Network’ on its 3G enabled network.

Speaking on the achievement Mr. Ambrish Jain, Deputy Managing Director, Idea Cellular said, “Maharashtra & Goa circle is one of the highest revenue grosser for the telecom sector in India, and contributes largest share of revenue for Idea. Our operations in the circle is greater in terms of revenue, and subscribers, than the full service operations of most regional operators in India. The steady growth in our leading market will provide a thrust to the overall revenue growth for Idea.”

According to Mr. Rajendra Chourasia, COO – Maharashtra & Goa, Idea Cellular “Idea was the first operator to start mobile services in Maharashtra, 19 years ago, and has since retained the No. 1 position in the market. The recent milestone is the first for Idea in any circle and is testimony of our strong customer commitment. I thank our over 2 crore subscribers for their faith in the network and assure them of superior mobile service experience, going forward. We are committed to further drive mobile penetration in the state and take our users on to the next wave of mobile data services.”

Idea has the widest 2G and 3G network in the circle comprising of 15000 sites covering more than 6200 towns and villages. To enhance its service and distribution for superior customer experience, Idea has expanded its network of service centres to 860 in the circle.

Also Read : IDEA Expands 3G Footprint To More Locations In Maharashtra and Goa

Idea Cellular has consistently invested in the market by acquiring more spectrum in 2100 MHz and 1800 MHz bands in the spectrum auctions in the last three years, and network expansion. It won 5 MHz of contiguous 1800 MHz spectrum for Maharashtra circle earlier this year, giving it the ability to launch 4G services at an appropriate juncture in future. It is now the only operator to be able to seamlessly offer all three mobility technologies – GSM, 3G, and 4G services in the state, in the coming years.

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November 20, 2014 10:48 pm 10:48 PM

Ported into idea just a couple of months back and I’m not at all disappointed… Fantastic coverage in Mumbai… And 3G coverage by Airtel is a little below par but it’s alright… Way to go idea. Congrats

November 20, 2014 8:21 pm 8:21 PM

Best operator of haryana also. For sure

November 20, 2014 7:06 pm 7:06 PM
Like always i said Idea is best and reliable operator and no one can beat it in terms of 3G coverage in maharashtra & goa.. About 90% maharashtra is covered with Idea 3G with nearly constant speed all over… All my family today from oldest to the youngest generation is in Idea… Dad got 1st mobile with idea sim in 2000 and still has the same and even idea had sent a gift to them for completing 10years of postpaid customer in 2011… Though still my primary number is BSNL but its only for voice calls because maximum of my… Read more »
November 21, 2014 3:02 pm 3:02 PM

Well, in these 3 days, i noticed that idea is far more better in up west than up east as during my train journey i saw idea dropping signals at majority of places (train route) in up east telecom circle whereas airtel was connected. However regarding QoS, i streamed youtube videos in train on idea and it didn’t buffer once after starting whereas in airtel, internet is dead slow outside delhi. Even idea has a lot better speeds than airtel in delhi. Vodafone has fairly good network in delhi, up east and west be it network, calls or 2g.

November 21, 2014 5:29 pm 5:29 PM

If electric line is above the train, mobile signal won’t be stable because of electromagnetism or some thing. But surely there is a reason for it.

November 21, 2014 7:09 pm 7:09 PM

Well, its great that you apply your brain but that doesn’t work out to be expected. When their were electric lines, throughout UP WEST, everything was okay and Idea network was okay. Disruption started after i was in UP EAST where some routes DON’T have electric lines and train’s engine was diesel one so i expect that it was a non-electric line. And what physics you have applied to prove that disruptions in radio waves of frequency 900MHz are caused due to electric lines?

November 21, 2014 10:50 pm 10:50 PM

I don’t know about the signal interferences in detail. Check the coverage in any station in the UP east area when train stops.

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November 21, 2014 7:59 pm 7:59 PM
I think what Sudhakar told have some points in it.I think it is related to Gauss Theorem in Physics,means integral of some kind of flux inside a closed sphere is zero or like that i am not sure about it.Being a pure Mechanical engineer i don’t have anything to do with electronics and its fields and i am a null informant in it.But i will say a simple thing to prove what sudhakar told: Take a AM/FM radio,tune to a strong AM station,get in to a car and you can see that reception quality decreases for AM station considerably this… Read more »
November 21, 2014 10:47 pm 10:47 PM

Wow. I only know what others said. I know only about Desktop support field and little about electrical field (volt, ampere, watts, line, neutral, earth, 3 phase etc). But not in depth.

November 21, 2014 9:25 am 9:25 AM

Yes Darshan Agreed ! Every One Uses Idea In Maharashtra. 95% Of My Friends & 80% Of My Family Members Uses Idea.. Best & Largest 2G & 3G Coverage In Maharashtra.. I Hope Idea Should Not Dissappoint Us For 4G.

November 20, 2014 8:52 pm 8:52 PM

I am talking about Idea Tamilnadu here :

Idea rocks in Tamilnadu only in terms of special offers like Rs.36 – this gives Rs.20 main account talk value and on net local mobile calls at Rs.0.10 and offnet local mobile calls at Rs.0.30 and many other offers.
But its coverage is worst and the Idea SIM does not log on to the Vodafone 3G ICR network where and all Vodafone has 3G coverage.
Idea is the only operator that does not charge monthly rental for international prepaid roaming.