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The Cellular Operators Association of India (which includes most of India’s GSM telecom operators and has recently added Facebook and Reliance Jio as members), has reported an addition of 8.87 million GSM connections in January 2015, closing in at 687.4 million connections, a 1.31% increase from 678.5 million connections in the previous month.

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

Jan15 Coai Telco 2015

– Airtel added 2.83 million connections in January, taking its connection base to 220.05 million.
– Idea Cellular added 2.21 million connections in January, taking its connection base to 152.75 million.
– Vodafone added 1.81 million connections in January, taking its connection base to 180.49 million.

Jan15 Coai circles 2015

– Among metro circles, Delhi added 279,383 GSM connections, with Mumbai adding 203,731 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:

October 2014: India Added Over 6.28 Million GSM Connections
August 2014: India Added Over 5.54 Million GSM Connections
July 2014: India Added Over 4.85 Million GSM Connections
May 2014: India Added Over 6.18 Million GSM Connections
– January 2014: India Added Over 8.58 Million GSM Connections
– August 2013: India Added Over 1.78 Million GSM Connections
– July 2013: India Added Over 1.49 Million GSM Connections
– 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
– January 2013: India Added Over 0.40 Million GSM Connections; Aircel Loses 1.77M