India’s Mobile Subscriber Base Declines in August -2012, GSM Biggies Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone Losses

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India's mobile subscriber base (GSM and CDMA) decreased from 913.49 million in July 2012 to 908.36 million at the end of August 2012, registering a monthly negative growth of -0.56%.

This the ther second consecutive month where as decline registered in GSM and CDMA mobile user base of country and it is due to large scale disconnections of non-active subscribers by many operators.

According to TRAI, the biggest loss in user base came from Uninor and followed by all GSM Biggies - Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone India

Uninor lost over 23,83,031 subscribers, Bharti Airtel lost 19,02,683 Idea Cellular and Vodafone India  each lost 16,46,735 and 15,59,538 subscribers in August 2012.

Mobile Subscriber base August 2012

Tata Docomo (GSM and CDMA) added over 8,16,974 new customers, While Reliance Communications (Rcom) and Reliance Telecom (GSM and CDMA) has added over 7,93,717 users. National telecom back bone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) added 4,91,462 GSM subscribers in August 2012.

Active Mobile Subscribers : Out of the total 908.36 million mobile subscribers,  only 701.87 million were active on the date of Peak VLR for the month of August 2012. The proportion of VLR subscribers is approximately 77.27% of the total wireless subscriber base reported by the service providers.

Circle-wise Active Mobile Users : Jammu and Kashmir has the highest proportion of VLR subscribers with 83.67% followed by Maharshtra and Goa (82.89%) and Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh (82.29%); Tamil Nadu has the lowest proportion with 69.21%.

Service Provider wise Active Mobile Users : Idea Cellular leads the tally with 94.05% followed by Bharti Airtel (91.53%).

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