Major Telcos' Subscriber Base Grows By 3.5 Mn In June

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jul 20, 2016

call drop After witnessing a de-growth for two successive months, the net subscriber base of six major telecom operators grew by 3.5 million to reach 776.97 million users in June 2016. 

“Total number of GSM subscribers as of June 2016 reached 776.97 million” and “the GSM subscribers increased by 3.50 million in June 2016,” a report published in Economic Times quoted industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) as saying.  

The COAI shared data of six telecom operators, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Aircel, Telenor and MTNL, which jointly account for about 70 per cent of Indian mobile market share. 

In April and May, the net subscriber base of these company declined 0.22 and 0.24 million, respectively. COAI’s data in May reported increase in net subscriber base which it later corrected. 

It was followed by Vodafone and Aircel who added 0.7 million new customers each, Idea Cellular 0.69 million, Telenor 0.03 million and MTNL 0.01 million new users. 

COAI report did not include data of Reliance Communications, Tata Teleservices and BSNL who also operate mobile network using GSM technology.