GSM operators add 6.50 mn users in April

GSM telecom operators added 6.50 million subscribers in April, taking the total user base to 670.57 million.

The GSM subscriber base was 664.08 million in March.

Bharti Airtel added 2.01 million users, highest in April, taking its total subscriber base to 183.29 million, according to the data released by the Cellular Operators Association of India on Friday.

It had a market share of 27.33 per cent by April-end.

Aditya Birla group firm Idea Cellular, with 17.03 per cent market share, added 1.48 million new subscribers during the month, taking its subscriber to 114.20 million.

Uninor added 1.12 million new customers in April. Its user base was at 43.55 million by April-end.

Aircel, which had lost customers last month too added 1.01 million new users during the month to take its base to 63.58 million.

Vodafone, with a market share of 22.56 per cent added 0.81 million customers during the month taking its subscriber base to 151.28 million by the end of April.

State-owned telecom firm BSNL did not see any additions during the month. MTNL also lost 0.10 million customers during the month. The subscriber base of BSNL and MTNL stood at 94.67 million and 5.48 million respectively by the month-end.

Videocon added 0.15 million new customers in the month taking its total base to 6.10 million at the end of April-end.
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