Airtel adds 2.85 million subscribers in April 2017

airtel-adds-2-85-million-subscribers-in-april-2017Market leader Bharti Airtel added 2.85 million mobile phone subscribers in April, taking its total to 276.5 million, the Cellular Operators Association of India said. The number of subscriber additions by Reliance Jio Infocomm fell from earlier months, according to its last count in March, UBS Securities Asia said in a report.
COAI said Vodafone India enrolled 750,000 customers in April for a total of 209.82 million and Idea Cellular added 680,000 users, taking its subscriber base to 196.05 million. Bharti Airtel dominated the market with a 29.6% share of users, according to data from the association. “The growth in the subscriptions indicates that consumer base is expanding and reaching new horizons in the country,” said Rajan S Mathews, Director General of COAI.  India had 934.58 million mobile subscribers in April, including Jio’s 108.68 million as of March, the latest month for which the company provided data, COAI said. UP East continued to be the largest telecom circle with 82.5 million subscribers.
While the India’s top four operators witnessed additions to the overall subscriber base, other operators Aircel, Telenor, and MTNL started losing the customers. Aircel’s current total subscriber stand at 90,560,441 losing a total of 339,427 in April 2017. Telenor India who will soon be part of Bharti Airtel has lost a whopping 1,148,996 customers and now stands with an overall subscriber base of 49,344,153. State-run telecom operator MTNL who has operations in Mumbai and Delhi lost a mere 2137 customers in the month of April.

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