GSM subscriber base touches over 115 mn

GSM subscriber base touches over 115 mn
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First Published: Fri, Mar 09 2007. 12 39 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Mar 09 2007. 12 39 PM IST
PTI
NEW DELHI: Sustaining its aggressive growth in subscriber additions, the GSM-based cellular industry has added about 50 lakh subscribers in February with Bharti Airtel capturing 30.74% of the market share.
With this, the all-India GSM subscriber base has touched 11.53 crore at the end of February 2007 compared to 11.05 crore at the end of January 2007, Cellular Operators Association of India said in a statement.
CDMA mobile figures are yet to be out.
In February, the cellular subscriber base of Bharti touched 3.54 crore with additions of over 17 lakh users, followed by BSNL at 2.54 crore with a marketshare of 22.07% and additions of over 10 lakh subscribers.
Hutch-Essar has 2.53 crore subscribers, taking its market share to 21.98% and Idea with a market share of 11.83% has 1.36 crore subscribers in February.
Hutch-Essar added 9.28 lakh subscribers in the month of February, while Idea added 5.6 lakh mobile users in the same month.
MTNL’s GSM subscriber base in Delhi and Mumbai touched 25.78 lakh, while Spice Telecom has also over 25 lakh subscribers.
Airtel’s user base in February stood at 50.94 lakh, followed by Reliance Telecom’s 41.1 lakh subscribers.
“The Indian GSM industry is a key contributor in the 200 million milestone reached by the telecom sector as a whole in February and this growth has been achieved with concerted efforts of the country coupled with forward looking policies of the government,” COAI, director general, T. V. Ramachandran said.
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