India adds 8.58 million GSM subscribers in June

July 18th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India’s GSM subscriber base grew by 1.45 percent in June with the addition of 8.58 million mobile phone users, of whom Bharti Airtel alone signed up over 2.12 million customers, data shows.

The total number of GSM subscribers in the country crossed 598.78 million as against 590.2 million in May, according to the data released by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).

Bharti Airtel now has a market share of 28.26 percent with 169.19 million subscribers.

Vodafone followed with an addition of 2.09 million subscribers, taking its total users to 141.52 million.

Idea Cellular added 1.35 million subscribers to take its total subscribers base to 95.11 million.

State-run telecom operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd added 8,42,723 and 1,597 customers respectively taking their total user base to 88.46 million and 5.24 million.

Uninor added 9 43,924 million to have a total of 26.33 million subscribers.

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