Saturday, December 09, 2006

India's GSM user base crosses the 100 mn landmark

Economictimes reports:
Riding on the cellular boom and the aggressive strategy by operators to add new users, the GSM subscriber base in the country has crossed the 100-million landmark. India has now become the third-largest GSM market in the world behind China (401.7 million subscribers) and Russia (152.2 million). Five million new GSM subscribers were added in November, which is the largest since cellular services began in India in 1995. During October, India had created a global record by adding 6.5 million new wireless (including both CDMA and GSM) subscribers.

GSM market share stands like this:
Bharti Airtel - 30.3% with total subscriber base at 30,262,269
BSNL - 22.80% with total subscriber base at 22,975,201
Hutchison Essar - 22.10% with total subscriber base at 22,274,580

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