The Cellular Operators Association of India (which includes most of India’s GSM telecom operators), has reported an increase of 7.55 million GSM connections in December 2011, up 1.19% as compared to 6.67 million in the previous month. Note that no information has been provided about the active users, which we’ll probably get once the telecom regulator TRAI releases data for the entire industry. GSM operator and circle-wise data (excluding Reliance and Tata):

– Idea Cellular added the maximum connections 2.38 million connections, taking its base to 106.38 million.
– Uninor came in second, adding 2.12 million connections. Its subscriber base is now 36.30 million.
– Bharti Airtel added 0.96 million in December, taking its connection base to 175.65 million.
– Vodafone added 0.90 million connections, taking its base to 147.74 million.

– Among metro circles, Kolkata added 294,816 GSM connections, with Delhi adding 253,174 GSM connections.

Download: GSM Data from COAI (.xls file)

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