GSM rural subscribers at 303.10 million in July: COAI

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All India GSM rural subscriber numbered 303.10 million in July, up 0.12 percent from the previous month, a statement by the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) said here Tuesday.

In July, the net addition of rural subscribers was 0.37 million. Bharti Airtel had the maximum subscription with 96.72 million connections. It was followed by Vodafone, Idea, Aircel and Telewings. Maximum rural subscriber net addition in the month was in West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar islands.

Rural subscribers as of June 2014 totalled 383.18 million with 377.36 million wireless connections and 5.81 million wireline connection.