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July 2009 Data: 9.47M GSM Connections Added In India


India’s GSM sector added 9.47 million new GSM connections in July 2009 compared to 8.89 million in June 2009. The total number of GSM connections in the country rose 3% to 325.7 million.

Operator-Wise Additions


Download: COAI July Statistics (Excel)

  • BSNL, which added0.76 million GSM connections in June 2009 came back on track to add 1.62 million in July. Total number of BSNLs GSM connections: 50.7 million.
  • New telco Loop added 44,897 connections compared to 48,778 in June, bringing its total userbase to 2.35 million.
  • Aircel’s additions also increased from 1.1 million added in June 2009 to 1.3 million in July. It has 23.1 million users.
  • Additions by Bharti Airtel were stable at 2.8 million. It now has 105.17 million connections.
  • Idea Cellular: added 1.4 million compared to 1.5 million in June. Total number of connections is 48.5 million.
  • MTNL added 35,413 connections, bringing its userbase to 4.3 million.
    RCOM has a total of 12.8 million GSM connections.
  • Vodafone Essar added 2.2 million connections in July 2009 compared to 2.36 million in June.

(Updated: Thanks for pointing out the errors with some of the calculations, for reading & reacting.)


June 09: 12.03M Wireless Connections Added; Broadband At 6.62M
India Adds 12.05M Connections In June; E-Governance Roll Outs Delayed
May-09: 8.3Mn GSM Connections Added; 89,710 BSNL Connections Dropped

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