GSM based telecom players added 48.5 lakh new subscribers in July to take the total user base to 74.44 crore, industry body COAI said. Also Read - BSNL launches a new cheap Rs 499 broadband plan to take on Airtel Xtreme, JioFiber
The GSM subscriber base stood at 73.95 crore at the end of June 2014, the Cellular Association of India (COAI) said. COAI, which represents telecom players like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular, said the data does not include GSM subscriber number of Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices. Reliance Jio Infocomm had also joined the body recently. Vodafone added the maximum number of users in July with 13.68 lakh subscribers joining its network to take its total base to 17.12 crore at the end of month. The operator has a market share of 23.01 percent. Also Read - BSNL offers 100 minutes free calling with select plans to aid COVID-19, Cyclone Tauktae affected users
Idea Cellular added 11.05 lakh users and its overall subscriber base at the end of July stood at 14.01 crore with a market share of 18.82 percent. Country’s largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel added 5.10 lakh new users to its network to take its total base to 20.97 crore with a market share of 28.18 percent at the end of July. Aircel added 9.17 lakh new users during the month to take its subscriber base to 7.39 crore whereas Uninor added 8.53 lakh users and its overall base at the end of July stood at 4.01 crore. Also Read - Let our firms take part in 5G trials, China tells India
Videocon added 87,436 while state-run MTNL added 7,704 new users during the month. The respective user base of the operators is 56.37 lakh and 32.83 lakh.