COAI today released India's 'GSM Subscriber Figures' for October 2011. Once again Uninor tops in the new subscriber additions, added a total of 2.67 million GSM subscribers which is the highest number of new mobile subscriber additions followed by IDEA Cellular which has added 1.64 million new subscribers in October 2011.
According to the data released by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) total 7.12 million new subscribers added with 1.15% increase from previous month taking the all-India GSM cellular subscriber base to 625.41 million at the end of October 2011.
Among the leading GSM Mobile Service Operators, Vodafone Essar added 923,940 new customers, boosting its subscriber base 145.91 million. Bharti Airtel notched up 949,819 new subscribers during the month, taking its total base to 173.73 million.
State run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) manged 51,973 new subscribers boosting its subscriber base 91.58 million while AIRCEL increased its base by over 489481 customers to take its subscriber base to 60.28 million. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) added just 34,919 new users during the month, boosting its total base to 5.36 million at the end of Oct, 2011.
Please note : COAI GSM Subscriber base does not include the Reliance Communications and Tata Docomo’s GSM subscriber Base (same not submitted to COAI).