GSM operators add 11.18 million users in April: COAI

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India’s GSM operators, excluding Reliance Communications, added 11.18 million mobile users in April, expanding the subscriber base to 433 million, data provided by cellular operators association of India (COAI) showed.

In March, the operators added around 14 million subscribers and the user base stood at 421.86 million.

India’s leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel, with 30.16 percent market share, added three million users in April taking its total customer base to 130.6 million.

Vodafone, which holds 23.96 percent market share, added 2.9 million subscribers. With this, its subscriber base reached 103.8 million.

Idea Cellular added 1.5 million users taking the subscriber base to 65.3 million and Aircel signed up 1.6 million customers to reach 38.5 million.

State-run telecom firms Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) added 1.25 million and 33,217 users respectively. The subscriber base of BSNL stood at 64.7 million and that of MTNL at 4.8 million.

The data excludes RComm figures as the company reports them separately.

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