India's GSM Networks Lose 9.4 Million Customers in November
Published on: 18th Dec 2012
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India's GSM mobile networks lost nearly 10 million customers in the month of November, according to statistics released by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI). The fall follows on from previous months declines as the mobile networks are more aggressive in culling inactive accounts.
Bharti Airtel lost the most customers, seeing its customer base shrink by 2.8 million to 183.61 million, while Vodafone dropped by 2.38 million to 150.76 million. Idea Cellular lost 1.56 million customers, ending November with 114.14 million customers.
Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular collectively account for roughly 68 percent of the GSM market in the country.
Aircel lost 1.46 million customers, to take its total down to 65.32 million at the end of November. The smaller networks, Uninor lost 437,915 customers, while Videocon lost 379,787 subscribers.
The GSM industry as a whole lost 9.4 million customers, ending the month with 663.78 million.