TTL Adds 3.4mn Mobile Users in August

by CXOtoday Staff    Sep 24, 2009

Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL), the sixth ranked operator, has added a highest-ever 3.4 million subscribers in August, as per data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai).

TTL, which is a joint venture between Tata Communications and Japan’s NTT DoCoMo, is predominantly a CDMA-based operator, but recently expanded its GSM network to some telecom zones.

Bharti Airtel, India’s leading mobile operator, added 2.8 million users in August to take its base to 108 million. Vodafone Essar came next with 2.2 million new users, followed by Reliance Communications with 2.1 million customers while Idea Cellular gained 1.5 million to cross 50 million user base.

State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, the fourth-largest mobile firm, signed up 1.3 million to reach 57.3 million.

Incidentally, August month saw Indian mobile operators add 15.1 million users - their second-highest monthly performance ever. India has 456.7 million mobile subscribers at the end of August.