GSM subscriber base grows marginally in August, Aircel added 8.76 lakh new users
By insightVAS - Tue Sep 17, 5:42 pm
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A COAI (GSM industry body) report revealed that GSM subscriber base in the country grew marginally to 67.44 crore in August. The telecom operators added 17.8 lakh new users in the same month. The GSM subscriber base was at 67.26 crore at the end of July this year.
Aircel led the growth with addition of 8.76 lakh new users to its network, taking its total subscriber base to 6.26 crore by August-end. Market leader Bharti Airtel added 8.33 lakh users to take its base to 19.22 crore at the end of the reported period. The company has a market share of 28.50 percent. Idea added 7.52 lakh new subscribers
to take its base to 12.60 crore by August-end and enjoys a market share of 18.69 percent. Videocon added 1.58 lakh new users to take its base to 29.29 lakh at the end of August.
Vodafone, however, lost over 85,000 users from its network which led its base shrinking to 15.43 crore. The company now has a market share of 22.88 percent. Uninor also lost over 5 lakh users, as a result of which, its base stood at 3.22 crore by August-end. MTNL lost 2.48 lakh subscribers and its user base has been reduced to 38.42 lakh at the end of reported period.
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