Airtel tops mobile subscriber addition in April – Adds 3 Million .


According to numbers released by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), close to 11.2 Million new (GSM Only) mobile subscribers were added, excluding Reliance as their numbers were not published.

The pace of growth has slowed after 3-4 months of record subscriber additions. In the month of March close to 14 million GSM subscribers were added whereas the figure has fallen to 11.2 Million this month.

As these figure do no include CDMA numbers, exact number of wireless subscribers is not know. We will have to wait for TRAI report to get the exact number of total wireless subscriber additions.

Bharti Airtel added little over 3 million subscribers taking their Tally to 130 million mobile subscribers and 30% market share. Vodafone Essar added close to 2.9 million taking their tally close to 104 million.

Here is are the complete details of April Subscriber additions


Operator wise Market Share

GSM Operator

Total Subscriber base % Market Share % Growth Over previous month
Bharti Airtel 130619487 30.16% 2.35%
Vodafone 103755978 23.96% 2.87%
Idea Cellular 65288248 15.08% 2.29%
BSNL 64744985 14.94% 1.98%
Aircel 38469541 8.88% 4.36%
Reliance Telecom (RTL)* 16311206 3.77% NA
MTNL 4817670 1.11% 0.69%
Uninor 5021651 1.16% 17.77%
Loop Mobile 2894511 0.67% 1.76%
Stel 112391 0.26% 10.48%
Etisalat DB 4990 0.00% NA
All India 433040658 100% 2.65%

  • * Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL)  figures will not be included from the month of April’2010 as the same is not being reported.

Here is full Excel file for GSM subscriber addition released by Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI),

  1. Prasanth S says

    Where is Tata?

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