Mobile & Wireless

Indian GSM operators lose 9 mln subscribers in November

Thursday 3 January 2013 | 07:23 CET | News
India ended November with 663.77 million GSM customers, as operators jointly shed 9.02 million subscribers in the month, according to figures from the industry association Coai. Bharti Airtel lost 2.80 million subscribers in November to bring its total to 183.61 million, and the company had a market share of 27.66 percent. Vodafone India shed 2.38 million customers and ended the month with 150.76 million subscribers. Vodafone's market share stood at 22.71 percent. Idea Cellular shed 1.56 million subscribers to bring its total to 114.14 million and the operator had a market share of 17.20 percent. Meanwhile, BSNL maintained its customer base at 97.17 million and its market share totalled 14.64 percent. Aircel ended the month with a total subscriber base of 65.32 million and a market share of 9.84 percent, as the company lost 1.46 million customers. Uninor shed 437,915 subscribers to end November with 40.60 million subscribers and a market share of 6.12 percent. Videocon shed 379,787 subscribers to bring its customer base to 4.01 million and its market share stood at 0.60 percent, while MTNL lost 741 subscribers to end the month with 5.12 million subscribers. MTNL had a market share of 0.77 percent. Loop Mobile maintained its customer base at 3 million with 0.46 market share.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Aircel / Airtel / BSNL / Idea Cellular / Loop Mobile / MTNL / Uninor / Videocon / Vodafone India
Countries: India
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In my opinion, it's either of two possible scenarios: a. 9m Indian mobile subscribers have mysteriously dropped-off the face-of-the-earth and the UN/ITU need to investigate that mystery ; OR b.All Indian mobile operators cumulatively saw their subscriber figures drop by 9m during that period (e.g. by reason of churn or MNP) Option (b) seems a more credible conclusion so I'll stick with that one
Adewolu Adene @ 1/2/2013 - 14:13

so where did the 9 million subscribers go? if you are going to put out an article telling the readers that India lost 9 million GSM subscribers, I would expect you at least tell the readers where did the 9 million people go? They all quit using wireless?
June Thompson @ 4/1/2013 - 02:19

Why? What is the reason of this "decline"? Anyone ... ?
Parvez Iftikhar @ 3/1/2013 - 11:47

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