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Even as the bottom ten telecom operators in India lost a total of 2.71 million connections in November 2010, the top three – Vodafone, Airtel and Idea Cellular, added 5.96 million connections. The top 3 telecom operators together account for 64% of active connections and 58% of total connections in India.

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Their growth is outpacing the rest, as, together, they accounted for more active connections during the month (187%) than all the telecom operators combined, since some of the rest (Loop, BSNL and RCOM) lost connections.

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While Reliance Communications (RCOM), contributed significantly to the decline in active connections, losing 4.19 million active connections during the month, it still forms a significant part of the top four telecom operators, who together account for 76% of India’s active mobile connection base.

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