India’s National Telecom Backbone and Pan India 3G Mobile Service operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has added a total of 1.77 million GSM subscribers which are the highest number of new mobile subscriber additions followed by Bharti Airtel which has added 1.51 million new subscribers in July 2011, data released by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) showed.
COAI has released the GSM subscriber base for July 2011, the new additions continue at a less growth rates compare to previous months. For the third month in a row, subscriber addition continued to decline.Total 7.64 million subscribers in July compared to 8.58 million in the previous month taking the all-India GSM cellular subscriber base to 606.41 million at the end of July 2011.
Among the GSM Mobile Service Operators, Vodafone Essar added 1.49 million new customers, boosting its subscriber base 143.01 million. IDEA Cellular notched up 1 million new subscribers during the month, taking its total base to 96.11 million. While AIRCEL increased its base by over 6 lakh customers to take its subscriber base to 58 million. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) added just 28978 new users during the month, boosting its total base to 5.26 million at the end of July, 2011.
Uninor,has added 1 million GSM subscriber while Videocon lost 95,010 subscribers and STel added 1,83,833 new subscribers from five circles. Etisalat DB/Cheers Mobile added just 66,019 subscribers in 15 circles.
Please note : COAI GSM Subscriber base does not include the Reliance GSM base and Tata Docomo subscriber Base (same not submitted to COAI).