December 16th, 2009 1:33 PM 36 COMMENTS

November 2009 Sees 11.08 Million New GSM Subscribers Added

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has released the GSM subscriber base for November 2009 and, quite expectantly, new additions continue at a higher rate. There has been highest growth rate registered due to “Per second Billing” adopted by most all GSM operators in last month. The number of new GSM subscribers being added in November month 11.08 million as compared to 10.76 million subscribers added in October. The additions... Read More

November 20th, 2009 2:27 PM 28 COMMENTS

TTSL Achieve 50 Million Subscriber Base, Tops Third Time in New Additions

Tata Teleservices Limited emerged as the Number One telecom operator in the country for the third consecutive month in October, in terms of new subscriber additions based on both GSM and CDMA subscriber base, adding more than 3.8 million subscribers in the month. Tata Teleservices Limited added 3,867,725 new subscribers in October 2009 from its CDMA (Tata Indicom) and GSM operations (TATA DOCOMO) put together. (more…) Read More

November 5th, 2009 8:20 AM 11 COMMENTS

India Telephone Subscriber Base Reaches 509 Million,A Year Ahead Of Schedule

[caption id="attachment_12266" align="alignleft" width="353" caption="Wireless Service:Service Provider Wise Net Additions"][/caption] The total subscriber base in the country has crossed 500 million-mark in September this year, much ahead of the projected date next year. The industry had earlier predicted subscriber base to cross 500 million by the end of 2010. The number of telephone subscribers in India increased to 509.03 Million at the end of Sep-09 from 494.07 Million in Aug09... Read More

October 17th, 2009 10:40 AM 10 COMMENTS

MTNL Diwali Offer; 3G Mobile Service with Unlimited FREE Video Calls

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), India’s first 3G Mobile service providers is comes up with a Diwali treat for everybody.  So MTNL’ Dolphin and Trump mobile service users can make Unlimited FREE Video calls to greet Diwali wishes to their near and dear with 3G. Earlier In September when MTNL bring FREE 3G offer, it has started bearing fruit as the scheme is drawing a great response. Around 15,000 Mobile... Read More

October 17th, 2009 1:49 AM 9 COMMENTS

September 2009 Sees 9.01 Million New GSM Subscribers Added

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) recently shared the GSM base figures for September 2009 and it comes as no surprise to see that GSM Subscriber growth has slowed down even further... the healthy growth of 10.8 million subscribers (March 2009) is a thing of the past and recent numbers of 9.89 million, 9.74 million and 9.01 million have been haunting Telecom analysts since July, August and September, respectively. While... Read More

October 13th, 2009 1:31 PM 38 COMMENTS

Fourth Take On Indian Telecom Industry –THE PRICE WAR

Telecom Price war like never-ever before, what exactly do you call a situation where you are about to dine and having 52 dishes ready in your buffet and you are thinking of what to eat and what to leave. Our Indian telecom market is about to set in this connotation I guess if one tries to remember which were the plans offered by any particular operator within a span of... Read More

September 21st, 2009 3:32 PM 20 COMMENTS

MTNL Launches FREE 3G Mobile Service For All

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), India’s first 3G Mobile service provider, today launched the ‘MTNL 3G ADVANTAGE’ initiative for its GSM Mobile subscriber of Mumbai telecom circle. This special privilege initiative is aimed at offering the added 3G advantage to MTNL’s mobile community to get a first hand experience of 3G  -the next generation mobile service- FREE OF COST. There is no need to buy any plan or pay any... Read More

September 13th, 2009 2:25 PM 8 COMMENTS


Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has released the GSM subscriber base for August 2009 and, quite expectantly, new additions continue - however at  a slower rate. There has been a steady decline in the number of new GSM subscribers being added month on month: - 10.8 million (March 2009), 9.89 million (July 2009) and 9.74 million (August 2009). While this trend may be an alarm bell for new entrants... Read More

September 7th, 2009 4:10 PM 0 COMMENTS


Fitch Ratings has today assigned Essar Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited (ETIPL) a National Long-term rating of 'BBB+(ind)' with a Stable Outlook. The rating also takes into consideration the strategic importance of ETIPL to the telecom operations of the Essar Group and the company's experienced management with a long track record in the telecom industry. The rating further reflects the good tenant profile with long-term agreements for providing passive infrastructure services... Read More

August 26th, 2009 12:30 PM 2 COMMENTS


Idea Cellular has won ET's "Emerging Company of the Year" award for 2009. Idea has emerged as the fastest-growing listed telecom company. The company's intense and strong marketing and brand initiatives, along with advantages of spectrum and a clear-eyed management focus on growing and expanding its subscriber base,  were the key constraints that worked for them. Idea is likely to overtake BSNL and emerge as the fourth-largest cellular operator with about... Read More

August 11th, 2009 8:25 PM 17 COMMENTS


Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has released the GSM subscriber base for July and its not surprising to see the additions but at a slower rate. A total of 9.89mn subscribers were added to the wireless segment taking the total base to 325.7mn (excluding RCOM & TATA DOCOMO).  The subscriber addition in July is higher than June’s 8.89 million, but still lower than 10.8 million recorded in March, COAI... Read More

August 10th, 2009 7:32 PM 11 COMMENTS


Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) today commercially launched its much awaited 3G mobile services in Mumbai for its Dolphin and Trump GSM mobile subscribers. MTNL Mumbai 3G tariff plans starts from Rs.250 per month at very affordable entry cost. The commercial 3G service is now available from today to all MTNL GSM Mobile customers of Mumbai.MTNL 3G Services include wide-area wireless voice telephony, video calls, and broadband wireless data,Mobile TV,... Read More

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