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GSM user base increases to 70.34 percent in January, says COAI

By insightVAS - Wed Feb 19, 2:59 pm

Industry body COAI today said, the GSM subscriber base has increased 1.24 percent in January to 70.34 crore with the addition of 85.8 lakh users. At the end of December the number of subscribers were 69.48 crore.

Bharti Airtel added 24.33 lakh users to take its subscriber base to 20.08 crore at the end of January. It has a market share of 28.55 percent. Vodafone gained 17.8 lakh subscribers to take its total to 16.21 crore and a market share of 23.06 percent.

Idea Cellular added 15.32 lakh subscribers to take its base to 13.02 crore with a 18.51 percent market share. Aircel had 15.32 lakh new users and Uninor 11.35 lakh, taking their totals to 6.84 crore and 3.39 crore, respectively. Videocon gained 2.63 lakh subscribers for a user base of 42.33 lakh.

State run MTNL lost 95,861 users and is now left with 33.67 lakh subscribers. BSNL did not report its subscriber figures.

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