Bangalore, September 18, 2013: The latest numbers released by the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI), representing GSM operators in India put their total subscriber base as of September, at 674.4 million, a small increase of 1.78 million in the month of August.
The number 1 operator by numbers, Bharti Airtel, with a 28.5 % share of the market added some 834,000 subscribers but the maximum additions came to Aircel with 876,883 new subscribers. The number 2 player Vodafone, actually lost some 85,000 subscribers.
After many months of declining numbers, the India cellular business si slowly inching up although the monthly additions are almost a tenth of what they used to be just 2 years ago.
The COAI numbers exclude the CDMA side of the business