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March 2013: India Added Over 5.35 Million GSM Connections; Aircel Loses 0.8M Subscribers


The Cellular Operators Association of India (which includes most of India’s GSM telecom operators), has reported an addition of 5.35 million GSM connections in March 2013, closing in at 660.9 million, an increase of 0.82% from 655.5 million subscribers in the previous month.

Also note that the COAI has not included subscriber numbers for S Tel and Etisalat DB.

GSM operator and circle-wise data (excluding Reliance and Tata):

Coai Telco March 2013

- Vodafone added 2.46 million in March, taking its connection base to 152.35 million.
- Idea Cellular added 2.34 million in March, taking its connection base to 121.60 million.
- Bharti Airtel added 1.57 million connections, taking its connection base to 188.19 million.
- Aircel lost 0.80 million connections in March, taking its connection base to 60.07 million.

Coai Circles March 2013

Download: GSM Data from COAI (.xls file)

- Among metro circles, Mumbai added 319,754 GSM connections, with Chennai adding 74,566 GSM connections.

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.

Related:

- January 2013: India Added Over 0.40 Million GSM Connections; Aircel Loses 1.77M Subscribers
October 2012: India Added Over 0.23 Million GSM Connections; Uninor Loses 1.10M Subscribers
September 2012: India Lost 0.27 Million GSM Connections
August 2012: India Lost 7.10 Million GSM Connections; Uninor Loses 2.38M Subscribers
July 2012: India Added Over 1.70 Million GSM Connections; Uninor Loses 1.08M Subscribers
June 2012: India Added Over 4.63 Million GSM Connections
May 2012: India Added Over 7.27 Million GSM Connections
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