The Cellular Operators Association of India (which includes most of India’s GSM telecom operators), has reported an addition of 7.27 million GSM connections in May 2012, closing in at 677 million, an increase of 1.08% from 670 million subscribers in the previous month. This month, the net additions increased compared to last month.
Uninor, whose license was cancelled following the Indian Supreme Court’s judgement in the 2G scam canceling 122 licenses, added 1.52 million connections, taking its base to 45.07 million.
GSM operator and circle-wise data (excluding Reliance and Tata):
– Bharti Airtel added 2.01 million in May, taking its connection base to 185.30 million.
– Idea Cellular added 1.75 million connections, taking its base to 115.96 million.
– Uninor added 1.52 million connections, taking its base to 45.07 million.
– Vodafone added 1.20 million connections, taking its base to 152.48 million.
– Among metro circles, Delhi added 399,893 GSM connections, with Kolkata adding 28,199 GSM connections.
Download: GSM Data from COAI (.xls file)
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.
– April 2012: India Added Over 6.49 Million GSM Connections; Bharti Airtel Adds 2.01 Million
– March 2012: India Added Over 6.86 Million GSM Connections
– February 2012: India Added Over 8.77 Million GSM Connections; Uninor Adds 2.34 Million
– January 2012: India Added Over 8.44 Million GSM Connections