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Sector Update: Telecom

Sector Update: Telecom
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First Published: Wed, Aug 12 2009. 10 27 AM IST

Updated: Wed, Aug 12 2009. 10 27 AM IST
Wireless subscriber additions grew 3.9% m-o-m to 12.04 million in June 2009 to touch 427.28 million users (2.9% m-o-m growth), while wireless penetration reached 36.64%.
Despite increasing competitive intensity, Bharti Airtel crossed the 100mn subscriber mark and maintained its 540 bps lead in market share.
RCom’s net adds remained flat at 2.39 million; it once again leads in Mumbai and is now at second spot in Gujarat and UP (West). Idea’s user additions grew 23.5% in June to touch 1.61 million and it gained market share in Bihar and Orissa.
While BSNL’s net adds finally revived (up 80.5% m-o-m at 0.8mn), they are still far from reaching past levels.
Net additions de-grew 1.9% in metros and 6.4% in ’C’ circles while ‘A’ and ‘B’ circles recorded a growth of 10.3% and 5.3% respectively. Bihar, Rajasthan, TN and Andhra Pradesh led additions in June.
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