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GSM subscriber base declines to 77 crore in April: COAI

The GSM subscriber base in the country decreased by 2.14 lakh to 77.37 crore in April, mainly due to Videocon and Idea Cellular losing customers, industry body COAI said on Thursday.

twitter-logoPTI | May 19, 2016 | Updated 16:41 IST

The GSM subscriber base in the country decreased by 2.14 lakh to 77.37 crore in April, mainly due to Videocon and Idea Cellular losing customers, industry body COAI said today.

Videocon lost 14.09 lakh customers while Idea's user base declined by 3.87 lakh subscribers in April. The overall subscriber base of these companies fell to 51.54 lakh and 17.46 crore, respectively.

Besides, Telenor lost 25,496 customers in the reported period.

Videocon had already announced a deal to sell its spectrum in six circles to Bharti Airtel.

The GSM subscriber base stood at 77.39 crore at the end of March.

Market leader Bharti Airtel added 9.78 lakh subscribers to take its base to 25.22 crore, with a market share of 32.60 per cent.

Vodafone's subscriber base increased by 46,660 in the reported period, taking its total base to 19.79 crore with 25.59 per cent market share.

Aircel's customer base soared by 5.72 lakh to 8.76 crore and state-run MTNL also added 10,091 subscribers.

COAI did not report the GSM figures of BSNL, Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices.

 

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