New Delhi: The number of mobile phone customers in India using the Global System for Mobile communications, or GSM, technology rose by 10.8 million, the highest addition ever in a month, to 288.36 million in March from February’s 277.5 million, according to data from industry body Cellular Operators Association of India, or COAI.
GSM is the dominant wireless phone standard in India, accounting for more than three in four mobile phone users here.
Vodafone Essar Ltd with 2.84 million new additions showed the highest number of subscribers added in March over the previous month, taking its total user base to 68.7 million subscribers.
Bharti Airtel Ltd reported a rise of 2.8 million subscribers, taking its total to 93.92 million. State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd showed the second highest percentage increase in subscribers over the previous month, with a rise of 5.67% or 2.5 million subscribers, taking its total to 46.68 million.