Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) today released India’s ‘GSM Subscriber Figures for November 2011. Idea Cellular the most preferred MNP operator in the country tops in the new subscriber additions, added a total of 2.17 million new GSM subscribers which is the highest number of new mobile subscriber additions followed by Uninor which has added 1.86 million new subscribers in Nov’ 2011.
According to the data released by COAI total 6.68 million new GSM subscribers added with 1.07% increase from previous month taking the all-India GSM cellular subscriber base to 632.08 million at the end of November 2011.
Among the leading GSM Mobile Service Operators, Vodafone Essar added 0.93 million new customers, boosting its subscriber base 146.84 million. Bharti Airtel notched up 0.96 million new subscribers during the month, taking its total base to 174.69 million. Videocon once again looses 5,88,314 customers during November 2011.
State run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) manged 0.56 million new subscribers boosting its subscriber base 92.14 million while AIRCEL increased its base by over 0.67 million customers to take its subscriber base to 60.96 million. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) added just 33,666 new users during the month, boosting its total base to 5.40 million at the end of Nov’2011.
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). While only CDMA Operator MTS India said that it has added 479,331 new customers in the month of November 2011, taking its total subscriber base to 14,541,353.