India Reverses Shrinking GSM Customer Base

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India's GSM networks have reversed the past couple of months of shrinking customer bases but only just after they added 240 000 customers in October.

According to figures from the COIA, the country ended the month with 671.91 million GSM subscribers, having lost 8.3 million customers in August and September combined.

Bharti Airtel added 0.49 million customers, taking its customer based to 186.41 million, and representing a market share of 27.7 percent.

Vodafone also added 0.48 million customers, taking its total to 153.15 million, and a 22.8 percent market share. Idea Cellular added 240,000 customers, taking its customer base to 115.7 million.

Uninor and Videocon both showed the sharpest decline in their customer bases, losing 1.1 million and 60,000 customers respectively.

Company Total Sub Figures Additions Market Share
Bharti Airtel 186,414,059 491,570 27.74%
Vodafone 153,145,103 480,336 22.79%
IDEA 115,704,085 239,348 17.22%
BSNL 96,280,504 0 14.33%
Aircel 66,786,295 178,934 9.94%
Uninor 41,039,907 -1,106,438 6.11%
Videocon 4,392,052 -59,151 0.65%
MTNL 5,122,173 13,652 0.76%
Loop Mobile 3,028,539 0 0.45%
All India 671,912,717 238,251 100.00%

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