GSM players added 49.7 lakh users in April, says COAI

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 14 2014, 06:35am hrs
The GSM subscriber base in the country grew marginally in April to 72.69 crore with telecom operators adding 49.7 lakh new users in the month, industry body COAI said on Tuesday.

The GSM user base stood at 72.19 crore at the end of March, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) said. Country's largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel added the maximum users during the month with 11.92 lakh subscribers joining its network. The company's total user base stood at 20.65 crore at the end of April with 28.42 per cent market share.

Vodafone added 7.31 lakh users during the month to take its overall base to 16.72 crore and market share of 23.01 per cent whereas Idea Cellular added 7.70 lakh subscribers and its user base at the end of April stood at 13.65 crore.

Aircel added 9.98 lakh users and Uninor added 9.68 lakh new subscribers in April. The respective user bases stood at 7.11 crore and 3.65 crore.

Videocon also added 2.95 lakh users to take its subscriber base to 52.82 lakh at the end of April. State-run MTNL added 12,794 new subscribers to increase its base to 32.57 lakh during the reported period. BSNL did not report its subscriber figures.