GSM operators add 6.1 mn mobile customers in May’14

Market Leader in Indian telecom space Bharti Airtel attracted highest number of mobile subscribers among all operators in the month of  May’14 with net additions of more than 1.6 mn customers. Uninor took the second lead with more than 1.3mn net additions followed by 1.1 mn additions by Idea Cellular. Airtel’s total mobile base now stands at 208.2 mn in the total gsm base of 729.1 mn as on May’14. Vodafone added 9.82 lakh customers taking it’s total base to 168.2 mn while Idea Cellular has 137.2 mn mobile customers. Latest data for BSNL and Loop mobile was not available and also total gsm base excludes gsm customer base of Reliance and Tata. Telecom PSU MTNL, which operates in Mumbai and Delhi,  had eleven thousand net additions and its total gsm base stands at 3.2mn .

Group Company wise % Market share (Subscribers) – May 2014
Name of Company Total Sub Figures  Additions in May 2014 % Market Share
Bharti Airtel 208,236,696 1,655,047 28.41%
Vodafone 168,274,639 982,381 22.95%
IDEA 137,720,180 1,161,949 18.79%
BSNL* 93,187,378 0 13.26%
Aircel 72,092,331 942,210 9.83%
Telewings 37,881,202 1,305,952 5.17%
Videocon 5,410,002 127,256 0.74%
MTNL 3,269,585 11,702 0.45%
Loop Mobile** 2,896,281 0 0.41%
All India 729,100,552 6,186,497 100.00%
*April’14 Data
**Mar’14 Data


Net Additions May 2014  Total GSM BASE- MAY 2014

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