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June 2012: India Added Over 4.63 Million GSM Connections

The Cellular Operators Association of India (which includes most of India’s GSM telecom operators), has reported an addition of 4.63 million GSM connections in June 2012, closing in at 677.3 million, a decrease of 0.07% from 677.8 million subscribers in the previous month. This month, the net additions have not increased compared to last month. This is also because the COAI has not included subscriber numbers for Stel and Etisalat DB for all circles, and Loop Mobile for all circles except Mumbai.

Uninor, whose license was cancelled following the Indian Supreme Court’s judgement in the 2G scam canceling 122 licenses, added 0.50 million connections, taking its base to 45.57 million.

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

– Bharti Airtel added 2.00 million in June, taking its connection base to 187.30 million.
– Vodafone added 1.22 million connections, taking its base to 153.70 million.
– Idea Cellular added 1.19 million connections, taking its base to 117.16 million.
– Uninor added 0.50 million connections, taking its base to 45.57 million.

– Among metro circles, Chennai added 104,989 GSM connections, with Kolkata adding 70,207 GSM connections.

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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.


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

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