The Cellular Operators Association of India (which includes most of India’s GSM telecom operators), has reported an addition of 1.49 million GSM connections in July 2013, closing in at 672.6 million connections, a minor 0.22% increase from 671.1 million connections in the previous month.

Note that the COAI has not included connections for S Tel and Etisalat DB.

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

Coai July 2013 Telco

– Aircel added 0.75 million connections in July, taking its connection base to 61.72 million.
– Bharti Airtel added 0.47 million connections in July, taking its connection base to 191.38 million.
– Uninor added 0.46 million connections in July, taking its connection base to 32.75 million.
– Vodafone however lost 0.61 million connections in July, taking its connection base to 154.42 million.

Coai July 2013 Circles

Download: GSM Data from COAI (.xls file)

– Among metro circles, Delhi added 401,329 GSM connections, with Chennai adding 82,296 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:

May 2013: India Added Over 3.10 Million GSM Connections
– April 2013: India Added Over 3.50 Million GSM Connections
– March 2013: India Added Over 5.35 Million GSM Connections; Aircel Loses 0.8M Subscribers
– January 2013: India Added Over 0.40 Million GSM Connections; Aircel Loses 1.77M Subscribers